How music helps dementia We all have a soundtrack to our lives. There are songs and music that take us back to a different time, person or place whenever we hear them. Putting all that music into one playlist is fun. For people with dementia, it can be a lifeline. Playlist for Life is a charity founded by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson in memory of her mother, Mamie. When Mamie developed dementia, Sally discovered that personally meaningful music helped improve Mamie's life with the disease more than anything else. A personal playlist can help to enhance memories and abilities, strengthen relationships and restore a sense of self in a world that can be increasingly alien. Playlist for Life provides the inspiration and information to help every person with dementia, or those caring for someone with dementia, to create a unique playlist which can transform daily life. Find out more about how it works.