Playlist Maker FAQ's
Personalised playlists for people
Why we created the Playlist Maker
There is growing evidence that music can bring back treasured memories and improve quality of life and well-being for people living with memory loss and dementia. Music for my Mind wants to help families affected by dementia discover the benefits of personalised music, so we built the Playlist Maker to help everyone create a personalised playlist in about 15 minutes, for themselves or a loved one living with dementia.
We want to keep improving our tool, so if you would like to share any feedback on how we can do so, please get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can use the Playlist Maker to create a playlist for yourself or a loved one with dementia. By providing us with feedback, you can help us improve the experience and understand what difference music can make. To use the Playlist Maker is simple:
- Complete questionnaire – Open the Playlist Maker App (https://app.musicformymind.com/), where you will be asked to provide some basic contact information and confirm you and your loved one agree to participate in the project. You will then need to complete a simple questionnaire about backround and musical preferences. Please answer to the best of your knowledge and, if possible, do consult your loved one and enjoy a fun discussion about their teenage years.
- Generate playlist – Based on your answers, a personalised playlist of up to 30 songs will automatically be generated. You can preview all songs and remove any you don’t recognise.
- Listen to the songs – You will be able to listen to the songs directly using YouTube or Spotify (Spotify is a digital music streaming platform). We have detailed instructions on how to use or set up both of these platforms. Please contact us if you require any help to access your playlist.
After generating the personalised playlist, we would appreciate your thoughts by completing a short, online feedback form asking how you found using the Playlist Maker. We would also be interested to hear what effect the music has had on you or your loved one, once you have had the chance to listen to the playlist.
Your help in testing and improving our tool is essential, in order to release it more widely, bring music to even more people who need it and help make the case for greater use of personalised music in the care of people living with dementia.
All you need to be able to take part is an internet connected computer, tablet or smart phone.
You or your loved one will have a free personalised playlist. We hope that listening to music will help improve your quality of life and well-being and that you will enjoy the experience of listening to the music.
No, that is completely up to you. You can use our Playlist Maker and then decide not to continue at any time, without giving a reason. If you decide to withdraw, you will still keep the playlist you created.
Yes. All your personal information is kept confidential and stored securely. It will only be shared with people beyond the Music for my Mind team with your explicit permission. The personal information you provide will be securely destroyed after 10 years.
The feedback you provide will be analysed by our team to identify ways in which the Playlist Maker can be improved and to generate indicative statistics on the apparent impacts of personalised music listening on the well-being of people living with dementia and, by extension, you, their relative, friend or carer.
You can contact Music for my Mind’s Programme Manager, Dimana Georgieva, by emailing email@example.com.