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Create a playlist for someone you love living with dementia in 15 minutes

Personal playlists to improve the well-being of families affected by dementia

The transformative effects of music

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 treasured memories or clear visions of the past. And there’s growing evidence that music can improve quality of life for people living with memory loss and dementia.

Music for my Mind exists to improve the well-being of people living with memory loss and dementia and their family, friends and care-providers, using personal music playlists. 

Through research and technological development we are working to further the national efforts to raise awareness of the positive effects of music on the well-being of people affected by 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 personal playlist maker uses a unique algorithm to create a playlist of favourite music, with many benefits for families affected by dementia or memory loss:

  • Automatically generates personal playlists based on music preferences and background in under 15 minutes
  • Easy to use at home or in a care setting, and on any device (via Spotify or YouTube)
  • Helps families reconnect, reduce drug reliance, and provides moments of calm

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Our Technology and Research

How we utilise technology

Using music to access memories for people living with dementia is not a new idea; music therapists have recognised its benefits for many years. 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. Read more about how our research programme has evolved over a number of years.

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