Carlisle Sight Support, a Playlist for Life help point.

Tuesday, 1st February 2022

Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity. Our Society is supporting them spread the benefits of personalised music playlists for people with memory loss and dementia.

We have teamed up with Playlist for Life to provide access to resources that enable people to produce personalised playlists. 

The benefits of a personalised playlist
Over two decades of scientific research has shown that listening to a personalised playlist can improve the lives of those living with dementia. In fact, listening to music that is personally meaningful has many psychological benefits, meaning anyone can benefit from a playlist. Personalised playlists can:

  • reduce anxiety
  • improve your mood
  • make difficult tasks more manageable
  • evoke memories that can help families and carers connect.

Playlist for Life harnesses the powerful effects of personal music to help anyone who is affected by dementia, their families and carers. Whether it’s the music from a first dance, lullabies from childhood or a theme tune from a favourite TV show, music has the ability to take us back in time and remind us of our past, giving you that flashback feeling. Sharing your songs and memories can help people living with dementia connect with family, friends and carers. 

You can find resources here at the society. To find out more about Playlist for Life, go to their website HERE.