Playlist’s Christmas wrap up

With Christmas and the end of the year (and the decade!) around the corner, we wanted to share some of our highlights from what can only be described as an eventful year! Here it goes: We went on tour! We started the year off with a tour across the UK with the lovely cast and … Read more

Bonfire Night tips

Bonfire night is almost here! It’s a great night for many, but for people with dementia it can also be confusing and distressing. Below are some of our top tips for an enjoyable night: If you’re attending an event, make sure to plan ahead! Load up a portable music player, such as the Bush mp3 … Read more

We love libraries

We want every person living with dementia to have a unique personal playlist, and for their loved ones or carers to know how to use it. But, our biggest challenge is letting people know about the power of playlists.  That’s where libraries come in. We have signed 60 libraries up to the Playlist for Life Help … Read more

We love the Bush!

There is no ‘right’ way to listen to your music. The important thing is finding the music that works best for you. But having your playlist on a small portable device means you can put it in your pocket and carry it around with you so it’s available whenever you need it.So what’s the best … Read more

Football and music

Have you ever tried making a personal playlist only to realise that you don’t really listen to music? Music is everywhere: in adverts, films, shops, and even at the football. So, if you’re struggling with where to begin, look up the soundtrack to your favourite TV show or think back to the chants you’ve sung … Read more

Singing groups and choirs

Dementia choirs are great. Singing has been scientifically proven to be good for our health, from getting more oxygen in our blood to improving our mental health. And, singing together means being part of a supportive, social environment where new friendships are made, our confidence is boosted, and we develop a shared sense of identity … Read more

Our Dementia Choir

Wow! Have you seen the Vicky McClure documentary, Our Dementia Choir? The team at Playlist for Life is still drying our eyes. Well done to Vicky and the documentary team for showing the power that music has to help dementia. It is brilliant to see such an important documentary being aired on primetime TV to raise … Read more

Playlist for Life’s newest Music Detectives

Another 100 communities now have access to information on getting started with playlists. Playlist for Life HQ is buzzing with excitement! We have been working away on a few projects that we look forward to sharing with you, starting with the great work we’ve been doing with Alzheimer’s Society. The entire team has been working hard … Read more

A Musical Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. It’s a day dedicated to all the hard work and wonderful things our mothers do for us, but it can be tough on those of us whose mothers are living with dementia. She may not recall the same memories you cherish, she might not remember who you are, or she … Read more