Shop now open! Share your love of music and support Playlist for Life. Visit now.

Shop now open! Share your love of music and support Playlist for Life. Visit now.

Discover your identity tracks – South Asian Heritage Month

Personal music can be associated with aspects of our deepest identity. This South Asian Heritage Month, track down the music that echoes a journey through time for a loved one living with dementia.

This year’s theme is Journeys of Empire, focusing on the experiences of those who came to the UK from their native countries. 75 years on from the Partition of India and Pakistan, many are sharing their family stories and honouring their legacy. Think about the music that brings back memories of a past life for many people who travelled, and the subsequent generations who have shared memories through this inherited music. 

If you have a relative living with dementia, explore their past through the music that encompasses their culture, and create a unique playlist of the soundtrack of their life.

A track that gives me that flashback feeling is Zindagi Ek Safar Suhana by Kishore Kumar. We would sit and watch New Way, New Life on Sunday mornings as a family, so this song brings back a very strong memory for me. My mum lived with dementia - I played her this video and it was a lovely way to connect with past memories for us both.

Translated resources

Sharing in someone’s playlist is an opportunity to learn more about their life, rediscover some of their adventures, and simply share in the moment of listening to a song that is meaningful to that person.

Get help starting a personalised playlist using our translated resources, available in 12 languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepalese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Spotify Playlists 

We have over 250 playlists on our Spotify account, featuring many categories that can tap into a person’s identity including; Places, Genres, Religion, and TV & Film.

Browse decades of music in our library for inspiration to help you find the right songs.

Playlists in the community

Listening to personal music in a group setting can offer meaningful connections to people living with dementia, and respite for their carers.

If you support people living with dementia in your community, find out about sharing our resources.

Listen on the go

The soundtrack of your life is entirely unique  a range of songs that tap into different life stages and can evoke wonderful memories. Building a playlist puts this meaningful music at the touch of a button, whenever it is needed.

Once created, a personalised playlist can be made available day or night for your loved one.