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Music and dementia in Falkirk Council

Do you live in Falkirk? Do you live with dementia or support people in your community who do? Join our free information session on the power of meaningful music for dementia. Date: Thursday, 15th February 2024 Time:  10.30am – 12.30 pm Location: Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, 1A Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB Playlist for Life, … Read more

Meaningful music at Hindu Mandir Glasgow

At Playlist for Life, we believe that everyone has a soundtrack to their life. Music from our heritage, culture and religion can all contribute to a personalised playlist. We work with Help Points (anywhere that supports people living with dementia) in a wide range of locations throughout the UK: from small organisations to libraries, befriending … Read more

Dunoon Library Celebrates National Playlist Day

Libraries are key players in the Help Point network, sharing the power of personalised playlists with people affected by dementia in their local communities. liveArgyll libraries are one of over 60 library groups within the Playlist for Life Help Point network and share our resources throughout Argyll and Bute. The library team are very supportive … Read more

Music making connections in island communities

Caraidean Uibhist are a befriending service based in the island communities of North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist. Music officer Ruth Gottschall led a yearlong project tackling social isolation through music led reminiscence. Ruth had attended Playlist for Life training and used our resources and learning to support the work. While the project is not … Read more

Intergenerational playlists

A dementia friendly primary school in Fife has joined forces with an older people’s support charity to harness the power of meaningful music. Pupils in Primary Six at Leslie Primary School connected with Later Life Choices in Glenrothes to take part in sing-along activities and creating posters to promote the use of personal playlists for … Read more

Help Point Spotlight: Royal Voluntary Services Tayport

Over 2,500 groups and organisations who provide support to people living with dementia are part of our Help Point network. In this blog Jennifer Stewart, Service Coordinator in Tayport for the Royal Voluntary Service shares how becoming a Playlist for Life Help Point has impacted their services.  The Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers in every corner of … Read more

Bollywood Favourites with Age Scotland

At Playlist for Life, we’re lucky to work with a wide range of partners working in diverse communities across the UK. We recently worked with Age Scotland to use Bollywood music to enrich lives of older adults. We worked with Age Scotland and The Scottish Ethnic Minority Older People Forum (SEMOPF) on a ‘Bollywood Memories’ … Read more

Sparking memories through sport and music

Sports-themed reminiscence groups in Fife have been using music to build rapport and confidence with their members. Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland is a charity and social enterprise supporting people who live with dementia, depression and loneliness. After becoming part of our Help Point network in December 2021, groups in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes in Fife … Read more

Playlist for Life in the Arts

Playlist for Life provides tools and resources that community organisations can use to engage with people living with dementia on a deeper level. Personally meaningful music can help start conversation and connections that help people to better engage with a range of activities. How playlists support arts based activities Liz Wilson volunteers at Dunfermline Abbey. … Read more