Our mission

Our mission is to raise awareness of the power of music for people living with dementia

Your Music

How to access meaningful music and keep the music going via a personalised menu of choice

Our vision

Every person living with dementia has music as
an integral part of their care

Music for Dementia works with more than
200 charities and organisations

We are also speaking to the music industry and government to raise awareness and understanding of the role of music in dementia care, and ultimately change policy. Our website is the home of the campaign and a resource for information on this subject.

Leading the call to make music an integral part of dementia care

Music can significantly improve quality of life

We need your help to spread the word and become part of our call for change.

What can I do?

885k people are living with dementia in the UK

There is presently no cure, but music can help.
Start your musical journey here.

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52% of people in the UK know someone affected

by this cruel syndrome. Music connects – the facts speak for themselves

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The Utley Foundation funds pioneering new music therapy research project led by care home provider Anchor in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research
May 16, 2022

The Utley Foundation funds pioneering new music therapy research project led by care home provider Anchor in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research

Care homes launch dementia music therapy programme to support residents living with dementia and upskill carers in their understanding of the power of music 75% of older people find joy […]

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How to use music with a loved one who has just been diagnosed with dementia
May 16, 2022

How to use music with a loved one who has just been diagnosed with dementia

With Dementia Action Week 2022 (16th – 20th May) focussing on diagnosis, it’s important for family and carers to know how they can use music to support people living with […]

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“I am thrilled to be a champion for Music for Dementia. The power of music as a transformational force for improving the quality of life of people living with dementia cannot be overstated. Get the music playing and watch the magic happen.”

Nick Harvey, Composer

“Hallmark Care Homes is delighted to become an organisational champion for Music for Dementia. We strongly believe that music should be embedded in daily care practice and have seen for ourselves how music can enrich and enhance everyone’s lives.”

April Dobson, Head of Dementia Care & Wellbeing, Hallmark Care Homes

“Music has a powerful role to play in bringing people together and no more so than for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Medical research has confirmed the positive effect of music therapy on those with dementia, including positive effects on their mood and ability to communicate. I wholeheartedly endorse the work of Music for Dementia in promoting the benefits of music for those who live with this terrible condition.”

Baroness Greengross, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre, UK

“Music for Dementia campaigns for a cause extremely close to my heart. I wholeheartedly support all the work they are doing to raise awareness of the benefits music can have on those living with dementia. It’s extraordinary to see how music can get through when nothing else will. Now more than ever it is essential to support this important work, to reach out to a loved one who may benefit from the power of music.”

John Suchet, author, newsreader, TV presenter and musical host

“I’m proud to be Music for Dementia’s Ambassador and help to raise awareness and understanding of the power of music for people living with dementia. The work of this campaign is fundamental to making music available to everyone living with the condition, to improving lives and making connections.”

Lauren Laverne, broadcaster and Music for Dementia Ambassador

“What a wonderful initiative! Long may the music play and the songs be sung.”

Bambos Charalambous, MP for Enfield, Southgate