Music and dementia - how to make a playlist for a loved one

About this event: 

Learn how to make a personal playlist for a loved one living with dementia.

Scientific research shows that listening to a personal playlist can make living with dementia  more manageable.

Building a personal playlist means exploring someone’s lifestory to gather the tunes that are most deeply attached to memories and emotions. Together, these tunes make up the soundtrack of your life.

Playlist for Life is running this  short free interactive online session for family members and friends who would like to know how personal music could help a loved one who is living with dementia.

Who should attend?
This webinar has been developed by Playlist for Life for family members and friends of people living with dementia. If you are a staff member or volunteer for an organisation supporting people affected by dementia please email to find out about our Help Point training dates.

What will I learn?

  • How music can help your loved one, especially during social distancing
  • How to use Music Detective skills to track down the best music for a personal playlist, and how this can open up conversations
  • Ways to listen to the personal playlist – absolutely no technology experience required!


  • This is a free webinar.


  • This 1 hour webinar takes place online via Zoom. Each session has a maximum of 10 participants and you will have the option to stay on for a 15 minute discussion at the end to ask any questions you might have or to share your own experiences.

How to book
Please book online here. If you would like more information please contact Sue Brinsden at Further information on the power of music for people living with dementia can be found on the Playlist for Life website. 




Main contact: 
Sue Brinsden
Contact email:
04/11/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
United Kingdom
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