The transformative effects of music
Helping families reconnect, reduce drug reliance, and provide moments of calm.
We all have favourite songs. Or a piece of music associated with a particular memory.
Music touches so much of life that a particular song can bring back memories or clear visions of the past. And there’s growing evidence that music can improve quality of life for people living with dementia and memory loss.
Music for my Mind is a charity that exists to improve the well-being of people living with memory loss and dementia and their family, friends and care-providers, using personalised music playlists.
We are working to raise awareness of the positive well-being effects of music on people living with dementia, and enable easy access to personally meaningful music, wherever and whenever it’s needed.
It is our vision that everyone living with dementia benefits from music as an integral part of the care they receive.
Create a Playlist
Our personalised Playlist Maker creates a playlist of favourite music, with many benefits for families affected by dementia or memory loss:
- Entirely FREE to use and listen to the Playlist Maker (via Spotify or YouTube)
- Automatically generates personal playlists based on music preferences and background in 15 minutes
- Easy to use at home or in a care setting, and on any device
- Helps families reconnect, reduce drug reliance and anxiety, and provides moments of calm
Our Technology and Research
How we utilise technology
Using music to access memories for people living with dementia is not a new idea. Using technology to automatically generate favourite music playlists is new, and we are exploring the possibilities by developing technological solutions.
Our contributions to research evidence
Our research contributes to the evidence needed to influence policy makers, care providers and clinicians to deploy personalised music listening appropriately within dementia care and social prescribing.