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Save the Date: National Playlist Day!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the first ever National Playlist Day! On 22nd September, join us in celebrating the power of personalised playlists like never before…

Music can have multiple benefits for people living with dementia, and research shows that music that is personally meaningful is particularly powerful. That’s why we believe every person living with dementia in the UK should have their own personalised playlist.

This National Playlist Day, join us by sharing a special song from your past and help us to raise awareness of the power of personally meaningful music for dementia. Our free resources can help you find the right music, and encourage others to discover the songs that make up the soundtrack of their life.

Research shows that we create more memories between the ages of 10 and 30 than at any other time in our lives. This is known as the ‘Memory Bump’. Why not browse our Spotify playlists and share a song from your own Memory Bump on social media on 22nd September? Don’t forget to use #NationalPlaylistDay!

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Get involved! 

Awareness raising activities are vital for us to support people living with dementia, and there are many ways you can get involved – host a Musical Tea, share our resources with someone affected by dementia, tell us a musical memory, or create a group playlist. 

Try our Resources

Our Resources page has everything you need to take part and build your own personalised playlist.

Our Conversation Starters will prompt meaningful music.
The Soundtrack of your life booklet can help you track down key musical memories.
The 100 Years Book features every UK number 1 from 1915-2015!

Browse our Spotify Playlists

Our Spotify channel is fully loaded with songs categorized by genres, locations, sport, religion and more — making it easy for you to find your favourites!

Track down songs from the decades on our Spotify, exploring the musical genres that evoke memories for you or a loved one.

Click here or search ‘playlistdementia’ on the Spotify app.

Use the Automatic Playlist Maker

Let us bring the songs to you – it couldn’t be easier! Simply search for a song, filter by your birth year, or browse our record collection for inspiration.

Try our Playlist Maker Tool.