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Evaluations

Over twenty years of scientific and academic research emphasise the powerful effects of personally meaningful music to help anyone who is affected by dementia, their families and carers. Playlist for Life has conducted several small-scale evaluations within the NHS to see the benefits of personalised playlists in action.

Practice of Playlist for Life is based upon the Gerdner Protocol 5th Edition, which describes how correct use of playlists is proven to bring about reductions in (1) use of psychotropic medication (2) use of restraints (3) stress and distress (4) wandering. These four outcomes have all been observed in the evalutions within the NHS. You can review summaries of these studies below.

A link to Nottingham University Hospital's evaluation .pdf file is present
Read Nottingham University Hospital's evaluation
A link to NHS Forth Valley’s Playlist for Life Project Report 2015 .pdf file is present
Read about NHS Forth Valley Playlist for Life Project Report 2015
A link to NHS Lothian's personal music project in complex care wards .pdf file is present
Read about NHS Lothian's personal music project in complex care wards
A link to NHS Fife's 'Supporting People with Dementia in the Emergency Department' project .pdf file is present
Read about NHS Fife's 'Supporting People with Dementia in the Emergency Department' project
A link to NHS Forth Valley's community hospital project evaluation .pdf file is present
Read about NHS Forth Valley's community hospital project evaluation
A link to NHS Grampian Person Centred Team's personal playlist project .pdf file is present
Read about the NHS Grampian Person Centred Team's personalised playlist project
A link to ILC's report from the Commission on Dementia and Music .pdf file is present
Read the ILC's report from the Commission on Dementia and Music