Help people living with dementia discover the power of personalised playlists this Giving Tuesday.
There is no cure for dementia, but personally meaningful music can reduce anxiety, make difficult tasks more manageable, and evoke memories that can help forge connections with loved ones. At Playlist for Life, we want everyone living with dementia to have their own playlist of songs that is meaningful to them. Fundraising is vital for us to achieve this mission, and helps us reach even more people who could benefit from a personalised playlist.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving where we can all show support to the causes that mean so much to us. Every act of generosity counts, so we’ve come up with five simple ways to support us and share our work with others.
1. Have a musical conversation with a loved one living with dementia
Personalised playlists can be a lifeline for people living with dementia. Getting started is as easy as listening to music or singing. Are there any songs that spark memories? Write them down in our Soundtrack of your life booklet.
2. Get involved in our festive memories campaign
This festive season, we’re sharing songs that make us smile to raise awareness of the power of music.
Send a musical memory this festive season. You can purchase our charity Christmas card for £5 and we’ll personalise the message with a song and message for your loved one inside.
3. Give the gift of giving
Show your ongoing support with a regular donation that makes a real difference. Your contribution can help us provide training and resources to people living with dementia, their families and carers, in addition to local community groups across the UK through our Help Point network.
4. Share our resources within your local community
Setting up a Playlist for Life Help Point is a great way to engage with and support people living with dementia in your local community. They can be established within any organisation that serves it’s community, through GP surgeries, community centres, libraries – even hairdressers!
To find out more, visit our Help Point page.
5. Share our free resources with someone who could benefit
Visit our Resources page to access our free downloadable materials to help you at each stage of your playlist journey, whether you’re creating your own or building a playlist for someone else.
Our resources have been translated into 10 languages to make them accessible for more people impacted by dementia, and can be downloaded here.