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About the
Playlist Maker

Free personalised playlists to help people living with dementia

Free personalised playlists to help people living with dementia

Watch the transformative effects of a MFMM playlist

The people wearing headphones in this film are all living with dementia. What you see are their genuine responses to listening to familiar music from the ages of 13-19, generated by our Playlist Maker.

Why did we create the Playlist Maker?

Dementia is a global epidemic, with just under 1,000,000 cases in the UK alone. It gradually and insidiously takes away personality, memories and capacity for communication and independence. This has devastating effects on the person living with dementia and those who love and care for them. 

There is no cure yet, but music can help

Favourite music reaches parts of the brain that people living with dementia can no longer access on their own, including memories and emotions that soothe them, and help their engagement with loved ones. Our research has identified the importance of popular music from the ages of 13-19 on memory, so we developed a free-to-use app that quickly and automatically generates a playlist of favourite music from these teenage years.


How does it work?

You can create a playlist with or without the person living with dementia or memory loss in around 15 minutes in three easy steps. 

What are the benefits?

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:

  • 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
  • Entry to one of our twice-yearly prize draws to win £100 Spotify Premium and £100 Amazon vouchers when you complete both short feedback surveys (Ts and Cs apply*).

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* Terms and Conditions for vouchers prize draws
1. One entry per person creating a MFMM playlist using the Playlist Maker and completing fully the Playlist Maker Usability and music effects feedback surveys. 2. Entry is automatic once both surveys are completed. If you do not wish to be included in the draw please contact us at info@musicformymind.com. 3. 2024 draws take place 31st May 2024 and 31st December 2024. 4. Prize is 1 x Spotify Premium annual subscription (currently worth £119) and 1 x £100 Amazon voucher. 5. Vouchers can be sent electronically or by post. 6. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered. 7. You can create multiple playlists for multiple persons, but only one entry to the draw per person per year will be given. 8. Email info@musicformymind.com for help or winner details after draw dates. 9. Entrants must be over 18 and be able to provide proof of UK residency. 10. Prize draw is free to enter. 11. By entering the prize draw you are agreeing to these prize draw terms and conditions. 12. The winner will be notified after 31 May and 31st December 2024 via the email provided. 13. MFMM will attempt to contact the winner by email up to two times. 14. If the winner does not respond to the emails notifying them of their win within 14 days of the second email, they will lose their right to the prize, and MFMM reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner. 15. You consent to any personal information you provide in entering the prize draw being used by MFMM for the purposes of administering the prize draw, and for those purposes as defined within our privacy notice. 16. All personal information shall be used in accordance with MFMM’s Privacy Policy. 17. MFMM does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of either participating in the prize draw or being selected for a prize. 18. MFMM reserves the right to cancel the prize draw or amend these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice. 19. The prize draw and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.