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New charity helps people with dementia through the music they love

The Playlist for Life charity was officially launched at an event at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) this week.

Playlist for Life founder and GCU Honorary Graduate Dr Sally Magnusson introduced the event, telling guests that she was inspired to set up the charity after observing the effect of personalised music on her mother, who lived with dementia. She explained the charity’s core work – to encourage families and other caregivers to offer people with the condition a playlist of the music that has been meaningful to them during their life – and its benefits.

Dr Magnusson said: “I wanted to tell the world that music can improve the lives' of people with dementia.”

Read more on the GCU website.