Training

Music Detective skills

for individuals
£ 30 per person
  • Understand what dementia is
  • Discover the benefits of playlists for dementia
  • Learn how to build a personal playlist
  • Suitable for families, friends, volunteers, activity coordinators, etc.

Music Detective skills

for communities
£ 375 per session*
  • Understand the benefits of playlists for dementia
  • Learn how communities can help people living with dementia using playlists
  • Learn how to build a personal playlist
  • Suitable for community groups, dementia cafes, libraries, schools, etc.

Integrating into care

for professionals
£ 50 per person
  • Understand the benefits of playlists for dementia
  • Learn how to integrate playlists into your work
  • Learn how to a build personal playlist and integrate them into care
  • Suitable for GPs, nurses, care home staff, NHS link workers etc.

Integrating into care

certified package
£ 150 per delegate†
  • Understand the benefits of using playlists in a care setting
  • Tailor-made support to integrate playlists into an existing network with a whole-team approach
  • Learn how to build personal playlists for residents and deliver personalised care
  • Suitable for organisations such as care homes, NHS departments, etc.
*Does not include trainer travel
†Or £1,800 for 16 delegates

Personal music is a powerful tool!

Our training introduces you to an innovative and powerful tool to help care for a person with dementia. There is growing scientific evidence that personal music can help those living with dementia. 

What are the benefits?

  • Brings family members, friends and carers closer to the person living with dementia as they learn their story, evoke memories, prompt conversation and strengthen relationships
  • Improves mood and awareness
  • Carers get to know their rhythms and moods better, promoting truly person-centred care using personalised music
  • Strengthen connections between family members and careers as they work together on a playlist
  • Organisations can create a better and easier work environment

Music Detective skills for individuals

Would you like to learn how you can harness the power of music to support someone living with dementia?

Playlist for Life’s Music Detective training is aimed at individuals and community organisations who care for people living with dementia. You might be a family member, an activity coordinator at a care home, part of a community group, a student, volunteer or anyone keen to make a difference to the life of a person living with dementia by discovering their own personal playlist.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Discover the science behind the power of personalised playlists
  • Become a Music Detective and learn how to identify the soundtrack to someone’s life
  • Learn how to create a personal playlist and top-tips to overcome technology barriers

Duration: 2.5–3 hours

Location: Our courses are delivered across the UK

Price: £30 per person

Book: Sign up to one of our courses here, or fill out our enquiry form here to discuss setting up training near you.

Music Detective skills for communities

Would you like to learn how you can harness the power of music to support people living with dementia in your community?

Playlist for Life’s Music Detective training is aimed at community organisations who already engage with people living with dementia. You might be a library, community centre, dementia cafe, church or any organisation keen to make a difference to the life of a person living with dementia by discovering their own personal playlist.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Discover the science behind the power of personalised playlists
  • Become a Music Detective and learn how to identify the soundtrack to someone’s life
  • Learn how to create a personal playlist and top-tips to overcome technology barriers

Duration: 3 hours

Location: We can deliver training at your organisation

Price: £375 (for up to 16 participants) + trainer travel 

Contact: Fill out our enquiry form here to discuss setting up training at your organisation.

Integrating into care for professionals

Aimed at individuals working in healthcare and social care (such as GPs, nurses, NHS link workers, individuals from small care homes, etc.), our professional course explains the benefits of using personalised playlists to support those living with dementia by building and integrating playlists into your work.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Discover the science behind the power of personalised playlists
  • Become a Music Detective and learn how to identify the soundtrack to someone’s life
  • Learn how to create a personal playlist and top-tips to overcome technology barriers
  • Learn how personalised music can reduce the need for drugs
  • Strengthen your existing services through the use of playlists

Duration: Half day

Location: Our courses are delivered across the UK

Price: £50 per person

Book: Sign up to one of our courses here, or fill out our enquiry form here to discuss setting up training near you.

Integrating into care certified package

Integrating playlists into personalised dementia care.

Our aim is to enable a whole-home approach and strengthen existing care networks. Our training has been developed with practitioners to support care homes and hospitals embed Playlist for Life into care and support. Organisations completing the course are awarded a plaque to display publicly and are added to the Register of Playlist for Life Certified Establishments for families to refer to when looking for a care home*.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Discover the science behind the power of personalised playlists
  • Become a Music Detective and learn how to identify the soundtrack to someone’s life
  • Learn how to create a personal playlist and top-tips to overcome technology barriers
  • Strengthen your existing services through the use of playlists in personalised dementia care
This package is about more than simply sending staff on a course. We offer a combined package of training and support over six months to help your team bring about culture-change that can:
  • Reduce the use of medication
  • Reduce points of stress in the day for staff and residents alike
  • Demonstrate to inspectors the person-centredness of routines and life in your organisation

Duration: 1 full day + half day follow-up 4–6 months later

Location: We can deliver training at your organisation

Price: £150 per delegate or £1,800 for 16 delegates

Book: Fill out our enquiry form here to discuss setting up training at your organisation.

*Organisations remain on the Register of Playlist for Life Certified Establishments for two years. After the initial two years, organisations can renew their Playlist for Life certification and access to workbooks, e-Learning and support. For more details, please get in touch here.