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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 that remind you of your favourite games, and the song everyone associates with your team. 

A personal playlist of meaningful music, like our favourite sports songs, can bring back memories for  people living with dementia, and have multiple benefits including reduced anxiety, improved mood and opportunities to connect with friends, loved ones and carers.

Football and Music Conversation Starter

Start a conversation about the music that has soundtracked your favourite football memories with our printable worksheets. 

“Scotland, famously, qualified for every World Cup from 1974 to 1990 without ever getting past the qualifying stages. But we ALWAYS had the best tunes. Play me Ally’s Tartan Army by Andy Cameron and I’m a wee eight year old boy again with a plastic Lion Rampant flag watching Archie Gemmell scoring THAT goal. And play me We Have a Dream, and I’m twelve and Dave Narey is scoring that screamer against Brazil. And, much like Dave Narey, I didn’t know how to celebrate either. Thankfully Brazil scored four to save me any embarrassment.”

Sanjeev Kohli
Scottish actor, comedian, writer and long-time supporter of Playlist for Life

Listen to Sanjeev’s sports-themed playlist