Understandably many of the dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on this map have been postponed, some have moved their offer virtually. Please contact the provider for further details.

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RunPip

RunPip is a community for contributors to share personally curated playlists and the reasons behind their choices. Discover music or find new love for an old favourite thanks to a personal commentary by the creator, or upload your own playlist and tell your stories.

Criteria:
Playlists must be short (5-20 songs)
Playlists must have accompanying notes on song choices

Playlist ideas:
Monthly discoveries
End of year top 10 discoveries
Pride in Music – music that promotes inclusivity and gives those from an LGBTQ+ a platform to celebrate music that inspires them
Environment – music that promotes action on climate change and what we should be doing to help
Human Rights – music that highlights human rights issues, bringing the injustices to a wider audience
Time Capsule – get your old iPod / MP3 player and find your favourite tracks from it and describe why they are your favourite
Seasonal / News based
Music for Dementia
Favourite movie/TV soundtracks and why
We hope you enjoy the RunPip concept and get involved!

Benefits:
  • Improves memory
  • Self expression
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Facilitating communication
  • Contributing to a creative outcome
Phases:
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis