Resource: Music for Dementia 2020 – create a playlist

Music for Dementia are encouraging a personalised playlist as a source of comfort and enjoyment for individuals and helps to ensure that music-listening is person-centred. In thinking about designing playlists for people living with dementia, evidence suggests that there is a ‘memory bump’ for music. It appears that people living with dementia retain clearest memories for music they enjoyed and heard between roughly the ages of 10 and 30. More information and guides on how to create your playlists are available at

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