Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life was awarded £160,000 for the period of July 2018 to June 2020.
Research shows that personal music helps people living with dementia manage symptoms, improve wellbeing and strengthen relationships. Building a personal playlist means exploring someone’s lifestory to gather the tunes that are most deeply attached to memories and emotions.
Playlist for Life wants to ensure that more people with dementia have access to their unique personal playlist and by using it will be empowered to manage their symptoms, experience improved wellbeing and schedule activities throughout the day. People with dementia and their family carers will use the creation of a playlist and listening together to support communication, to help them reconnect and improve their relationships, and reduce social isolation and loneliness.
Trust funding will be used to increase the use of personal music by establishing ‘Playlist for Life Music Labs’ for people affected by dementia to test and invent tools, training and other forms of practical support to create and use personal playlists and also to expand the network of local community ‘Help Points’ to roll out this support.