Shop now open! Share your love of music and support Playlist for Life. Visit now.

Shop now open! Share your love of music and support Playlist for Life. Visit now.

Playlist for Life is Scottish Charity of the Year

Playlist for Life has won Charity of the Year (turnover under £500k) at the Scottish Charity Awards. The award comes after a year of celebration for our 10th anniversary which was packed with awareness raising events that enabled us to support more people affected by dementia. Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations … Read more

Sir Alex Ferguson’s personalised playlist

Photo: Melinda Nagy / Shutterstock.com Football legend Sir Alex Ferguson is a long-time supporter of music and dementia charity Playlist for Life.  Playlist for Life supports people living with dementia and those who love and care for them through the power of personally meaningful music. Our work is based on over two decades of scientific … Read more

Make a Euros playlist to soundtrack your sporting memories

Download our free new Conversation Starter resource Do you know a sports fan living with dementia? Did you know that music can help improve the lives of people affected by the condition? Music is everywhere and a part of our daily lives. Think of the songs that take you back to the stadium, the chants … Read more

Five Questions With… Tracey Carter

Every fortnight we sit down with a guest working in dementia care to bring you an insight to their role and experience of using meaningful music. This time we’re speaking with Tracey Carter, Head of Dementia Care and Wellbeing at Hallmark Luxury Care Homes. Listen to Tracey’s personalised playlist at the end of the feature. … Read more

Golf Day raises £33,000 for Playlist for Life

An annual event at Lenzie Golf Club has raised vital funds for music and dementia charity On Friday 17th May 2024 almost 100 golfers took to Lenzie Golf Club to raise money for people living with dementia.  Playlist for Life supports people living with dementia, their families and carers through the use of personally meaningful … Read more

Mastermind event raises over £20,000 for Playlist for Life

The original black chair from legendary BBC quiz show Mastermind was centre stage in Dunfermline last month for a night of interrogative quizzing and fundraising all in the name of Playlist for Life. Playlist for Life founder and honorary president Sally Magnusson inherited the Mastermind chair from her late father, Magnus Magnusson, who presented the … Read more

Valentine’s at Glasgow Central Station

Music, memories and love were in the air this Valentine’s Day as we serenaded the commuters of Glasgow. At Playlist for Life we’re all about spreading joy through meaningful music and raising awareness of the power of meaningful music for people living with dementia. We’re a registered charity, so fundraising is important to ensure we … Read more

Curating the playlist for Chinese New Year

A personal playlist can include songs from special celebrations and songs rooted in our culture. For Chinese New Year, Playlist for Life volunteer Xiaoxiao curates a special playlist and shares the meaning behind the music. Musical Memoirs of Homecoming: Curating the Playlist for Chinese New Year Written in English and Simplified Mandarin by Xiaoxiao Hou … Read more

10 highlights of our 10th year

In 2023 Playlist for Life celebrated 10 years of meaningful music for dementia. It has certainly been a busy year! Amid our ongoing mission to ensure everyone living with dementia has access to a personally meaningful playlist, we marked our 10th birthday with a string of events and awareness raising campaigns. From a live concert, … Read more