About us

Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity. The charity was founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, Mamie, who had dementia. Our vision is simple: we want everyone with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it.

Over two decades of scientific research has shown that listening to a personal playlist can improve the lives of those living with dementia. In fact, listening to music that is personally meaningful has many psychological benefits, meaning anyone can benefit from a playlist.

Playlist for Life harnesses the powerful effects of personal music to help anyone who is affected by dementia, their families and carers. 

Find out more about Playlist for Life on our main website.

I would have given anything for someone to say ‘Try this. It’s not a cure but it can help. You can still have moments of happiness and No-one says that very often to families living with dementia.

Sally Magnusson, ‘Where Memories Go’

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