Personal music playlists and dementia

About this event: 

Learn how to share the power of personal music in your community

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 volunteers and staff members of organisations supporting people affected by dementia who would like to know how personal music can help. 

This short webinar is designed help you support your network while social distancing. The session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to help the people you support make a personal playlist. 

Who should attend?
This webinar has been developed by Playlist for Life for volunteers and staff who directly support people living with dementia. If you are a family member or friend of someone living with dementia please see the session we are running on 4th November and check the Playlist for Life website for future dates. 

What will I learn?

  • How music can help people living with dementia, particularly those living in isolation
  • 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
  • An introduction in how to get music to someone living with dementia


  • 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 contact Sue Brinsden at to book your place or to find out more. 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:
11/11/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
United Kingdom