Everyone’s dementia story is different, but everyone’s story can help shape the future of living with dementia.
Where we share stories and why
We’ve been harnessing the power of personally meaningful music for anyone affected by dementia for 10 years and have seen first-hand the positive impact it has had for many. We’ve told some of these success stories on our website and social media channels so more people can learn about what we do and how we can help.
How you can share your story
If our resources have helped you or someone you know, we’d love to hear about it. You can share your story in anyway you like. Perhaps you have a way with written words, or you like to chat in person or over the phone. Perhaps you’d prefer to remain anonymous. We’re happy to hear from you in any shape or form.
The first steps
If you’ve decided to share your story, that’s great. We really appreciate it. The first step is getting in filling out our form with some information about you and your experience and we’ll then drop you a line to arrange an informal chat. It might be that we work with your local Help Point to set up a chat.
Your questions, answered
I want to share my story but I’m a little nervous. What support can I expect from Playlist for Life?
We understand sharing your story can be scary and we’ll be with you every step of the way. If you’re telling your story with words to share on our website, we’ll send you a preview so you can see how it looks and you can let us know if there’s anything you’d like to change. If you’re telling us your story on camera, we’ll film at a pace you’re comfortable with and again, we’ll show you the piece before we share it on our channels. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible throughout the process and if you change your mind at any time, we can stop.
Where will my story be shared?
We’ll share your story on our website and across our social media channels. We’re currently active on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
We also collaborate with a trusted pool of press and media to raise awareness of the power of personally meaningful music for those living with dementia.
We’ll be there throughout the process to support you. We’ll advise on what kind of the questions they might ask so you can have a think about what you might like to tell them. We’ll also show you examples of previous press features we have worked on so you can get a feel of how your story will look when it’s published.
How long will the process of sharing my story take?
If you’re sharing your story with a journalist, the timeline will depend on their schedule. It can sometimes be the case that your meeting with a journalist can be arranged with short notice. If we think a journalist would be interested in meeting you though, we’ll do a lot of support prep in advance so that you’re ready and comfortable to meet the journalist if and when the time comes.