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You’ll be adding your voice to our campaign, helping us to spread the word about the power of music.
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Being a Music for Dementia champion
Take it a stage further and become a Music for Dementia Champion.
Join the Musical Care Taskforce
Our coalition of organisations and people from across health, care, music and dementia sectors.
Our champions and supporters
Our growing network includes musicians, MPs, care organisations and celebrities.
We believe that everyone living with dementia should have free access to music as part of their care whatever their circumstances.
An international Longevity Centre UK report in 2018 highlighted the need for a national campaign, and so we began our journey.
We have six firmly-held beliefs including: the right music, at the right time, delivered in the right way; a musical menu of choice
Ambassador & Patrons
We are proud to have Lauren Laverne as our ambassador, plus other passionate patrons who make huge contributions to our work.
Why music and dementia
There is no pharmacological cure for dementia at present, however music has a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life.
There are many benefits of using music: improving mental health, aiding communication and self-expression, helping care.
Keep the music going
The musical menu of choice is more extensive than you might think: playlists, performances, singing groups, discos and more.
Listen to music
Listening to music provides a valuable source of enjoyment, entertainment and pleasure whether individually or in a group.
A useful bank of resources from us and some of our partner organisations, to help you bring music into the lives of people living with dementia.
Music can be an excellent way to support care at home. There are a wide range of musical options to be enjoyed.
Incorporating music into your life can act as a social bridge as well as evoking emotions, memories and easing low mood.
Carefully delivered music can provide numerous significant benefits for people living and working in care settings.
Keep up to date with our latest news including updates from the dementia sector and the latest campaign plans.
We started our blog with some insightful contributions around the impact of COVID-19.
There’s nothing quite like a real life story to explain how music manages to reach people living with dementia.
A colourful infographic which highlighs key dementia statistics.
An overview of the growing evidence base supporting the benefits of music for people living with dementia.
A highly relevant and potentially transformative avenue for dementia.
Open a larger version of the infographic including research referencesFor more in-depth information, see our Research page