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.

Healing through music and culture

At Playlist for Life, we encourage anyone creating a personal playlist to include within it a range of songs that remind us of our youth, identity and people that are important to us as it’s these tracks that help us reconnect with our ourselves and loved ones. In this guest blog, Ronald Amanze, who lives … Read more

Five Questions With… Andy Lowndes

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 week we speak to Andy Lowndes, Vice Chair of Trustees and resident Music Detective at Playlist for Life. Listen to Andy’s personalised playlist at the end of the … Read more

Five Questions With… Beth Britton

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 week we speak to Beth Britton, an award-winning Dementia Activist and Content Creator. Listen to Beth’s personalised playlist at the end of the feature. Hi Beth. Thanks for … Read more

Five Questions With… Mary McDougall

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 week we speak to Playlist for Life’s very own Mary McDougall, who is responsible for managing and delivering our training. Listen to Mary’s personalised playlist at the end … Read more

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

Personal playlists reduce medication by 80%

A health and social care team working in Fife has reported an 80% reduction in the use of medication since integrating personally meaningful music into their care of people living with dementia. The Older Adult Community Mental Health Team from the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership recently completed Playlist for Life training and become … 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