A dementia friendly primary school in Fife has joined forces with an older people’s support charity to harness the power of meaningful music.
Pupils in Primary Six at Leslie Primary School connected with Later Life Choices in Glenrothes to take part in sing-along activities and creating posters to promote the use of personal playlists for people living with dementia.
The partnership formed after STAND, a peer support organisation for people with young onset dementia and a Playlist for Life Help Point, shared our information with Katy Fraser from Leslie Primary School. Katy was keen for pupils to support people living with dementia in Glenrothes and invited Pam, a Playlist for Life Communities Officer, to give a talk to students. We put the school in touch with Later Life Choices, another Help Point, with a view to some partnership working. Later Life Choices welcomed the suggestion, it was agreed the pupils and members of the dementia support group would all benefit.
Later Life Choices Glenrothes provide services for older people in and around Glenrothes which enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity and companionship. Find out more.