Wow! Have you seen the Vicky McClure documentary, Our Dementia Choir? The team at Playlist for Life is still drying our eyes. 

Well done to Vicky and the documentary team for showing the power that music has to help dementia. It is brilliant to see such an important documentary being aired on primetime TV to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with dementia of all ages.

Julie, Betty, Mick, Chris and all the singers showed the way that music can help you live well with dementia and bring families together with laughter and dancing and happiness in the moment. 

And we loved seeing Seb Crutch and his brain scanner showing how when music plays your brain lights up like a fireworks display. We hope that studying the brain’s special relationship with music will help the scientists working to find new treatments.

Everyone with dementia should have the chance to be in a choir. And everyone with dementia should be helped to have a personal playlist so they can harness the power of music between choir sessions. 

Congratulations to everyone involved in this wonderful project. We can’t wait for next week’s episode and their big performance!

If you'd like to learn more about how you can help families in your community living with dementia benefit from the power of personally meaningful music, why not set up a Playlist for Life Help Point