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Dipak Dristi – personalised playlists in the community

Community group Dipak Dristi are creating personalised playlists in Tameside. “I have witnessed they are very quiet, doing nothing, withdrawn. Then you put the music on and you can see their eyes; pupils getting bigger, eyebrows raised. And they will sing the whole song all the way through and are laughing, cheek to cheek.” Jayshree, … Read more

‘It takes me straight back’ – Iain Fraser’s story

Iain, who has dementia, shares how personally meaningful music changed his life. “I’ve got a pair of headphones, so I can just sit there, put them on and I’m happy (…) it just takes me straight back to when I was a young man.” Iain Fraser Iain also tells us the remarkable story how … Read more

‘Music rewired me’ – Willy Gilder’s story

Willy tells us how personally meaningful music helped him reconnect with a hobby he thought he lost following his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. “Thank you John, Paul, George, Ringo and Mick and Keith because you helped me get drawing back.” Willy Gilder Take the first step today! Our free resources can help you with every stage … Read more

The impact of Playlist for Life across NHS Fife

Helen Skinner has been using Playlist for Life in a professional care context since 2015 and has twelve wards fully trained in the use of personalised playlists across NHS Fife. “The power of music is so significant, we must work together to unleash its potential by using it as a therapeutic intervention to support people with dementia, … Read more

Playlist for Life hits milestone of 2,000 community partners

We are excited to announce the 2000th sign up to our Help Point Network! Our latest partnership is with the Highland Senior Citizen’s Network (HSCN), a highland-wide older people’s charity that advocates for people over the age of 55. HSCN joins our network as one of the many organisations across the UK who are passionate about bringing the … Read more

How personalised playlists have helped me

We work closely with people who live with dementia, their families and carers to provide the tools and support that can evoke memories through the power of personal music. Here, in their own words, they share how a personalised playlist has helped them connect with their past. We run a free 1-hour webinar for family … Read more

Music as medicine – Jim’s story

“There’s an immediate calming when there’s music” Wendy During a period in Jim’s dementia journey, in which his behaviour changed, music became an important tool for his family to help calm and settle Jim. Hear his daughter Wendy speak about the power of personally meaningful music in his life. We run a free 1-hour webinar … Read more

A playlist for my mum – Rana’s story

“That relationship, through the music, is a long lasting, eternal bond we’ll have.” Rana Following her dementia diagnosis, Rana’s mum Kusum, struggled going to sleep. To help, Rana crafted a playlist of personalised music that made her feel calm and safe, aiding her sleep. Hear Rana speak about the power of their playlist below. We run … Read more

How melodies and memories gave Helen inspiration

Helen Baxter first encountered the power of personal music for people with dementia after a friend told her about how music brought back elements of his wife’s personality from before her dementia diagnosis. At the time, Helen knew little about the positive effects of personalised music. However, shortly after speaking with her friend she attended … Read more