You can use the App to create a playlist for a loved one with dementia and your feedback will help us improve the experience and understand better what difference the music makes for your family.
- Sign up and use of the App
Once you sign up to the App (through the website link we have sent you), 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 be presented with a simple music preferences questionnaire, with questions about the background and musical preferences of your loved one living with dementia. Please answer to the best of your knowledge and, if possible, please consult your loved one and enjoy a fun discussion about their teenage years.
- Playlist creation
Once you have finished the questionnaire, the App will generate a personalised playlist of 30 songs, based on your responses. You will be able to play the songs directly using a Spotify account if you already have one (Spotify is a digital music streaming platform). If you don’t already have a Spotify account, we will create one for you and you will receive a 2-month subscription for free. If using Spotify is not feasible in your circumstances, we will provide you with the playlist on a CD.
- Feedback questionnaires
After generating the personalised playlist, we will send you a short, online, feedback form asking how you found using the App and if you have any ideas for how we can improve it. Once your loved one has had the chance to listen to their playlist a few times, we will send you a different feedback questionnaire, on your perceptions of the effects of the music listening on the person living with memory loss or dementia and your relationship with them.
Your help in testing and improving our App 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.