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Dementia support this Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign run by Carers UK to bring caring out into the open – recognising the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK. 

There are currently around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. This Carers Week, we’re sharing valuable resources and information from organisations who offer support to those living with dementia and the people who care for them.

Discover the help and support available to those living with dementia and their carers.

Can personal playlists help us?

Yes! Personal playlists can be a lifeline for people living with dementia.

Join one of our Family & Friends webinars on the first Wednesday of every month at 11am to find out more about the power of personal playlists for your loved one:

  • How music can help your loved one, especially during social distancing.

  • How to use Music Detective skills to track down the best music for a personal playlist, and how this can open up conversations.

  • Ways to listen to the personal playlist.

Book your place here.

 

Can I talk to someone?

Our fully trained Helpline team can help you with tracking down personally meaningful music and give advice on making and listening to a playlist. 

You can pre-book the 15-minute call slot for yourself or a loved one, meaning you’ll get straight through to our trained volunteer – no waiting! We’re on hand to help you find the right music or to talk through any barriers you’re facing. 

Book a call here.

Real-life stories

Meet Carol and Malcolm – ambassadors of Playlist for Life! Carol lives with early onset dementia and regularly uses her playlist. 

Our website features many inspiring stories from people who have created a personal playlist and witnessed the benefits it has for someone living with dementia. 

Find out more here.

I care for my wife Carol. Every day as soon as Carol gets up I put her playlist on shuffle. Carol never stops talking when the music starts and we laugh and cry at certain songs. We also dance. It's good to bring out different emotions.

Malcolm Topper

Where can I find support?

Below we have signposted some other organisations that offer support services to unpaid carers. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and there may be more support available to you within your local community.

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