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.

Share the power of personalised playlists for World Alzheimer’s Month

This World Alzheimer’s Month we’re sharing personal stories, inspiring videos, and valuable insights from those affected by dementia, and asking you to explore the music from your past to help us raise awareness of the profound effects of personally meaningful music. 

Our emotional connection with music is entirely unique, and some people can experience a ‘flashback feeling’ when hearing the songs that take them back to a place, time or person before dementia was a part of life. This is the focus for our latest campaign, and we’ll be celebrating that feeling on the 22nd September for National Playlist Day!

Celebrate National Playlist Day

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.

How you can share the power of playlists

Explore the songs from your own Memory Bump

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’. Creating a personalised playlist can be a fun and rewarding experience, and something that you can add to as you continue to make new memories throughout life.

Get started on a playlist for yourself or someone you love today

Building a personalised playlist is easy, and you don’t need any technology to get started.  Our free resources can help you select the songs that matter most and turn them into a playlist for yourself or someone you love to listen to any time, anywhere.

Do you work in dementia care?

Find out how personalised playlists can help you provide truly person-centred care in your role. We have trained over 8,000 health and social care professionals on using personalised playlists in care.

Help us spread the word

Can you help us share the power of playlists with even more people living with dementia? Every like, share and comment on our social media posts helps, or you can download social media assets from our Google Drive to share with your own audience!

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How do I get started?

We offer support at each stage of your playlist journey, from finding the right music to how to listen to your personalised playlist, available in 12 languages. Visit our Resources page to find out more or explore the links below.