TV and radio presenter Lauren Laverne urges people with dementia, their families and carers to build music playlists this Christmas with the launch of free guides.
- The multi-talented radio DJ is spearheading the Music for Dementia 2020 Campaign, which calls for the government, music industry, health and social care sectors and friends and families to work towards giving everyone with dementia the right to music as part of their care, as well as to access music free of charge, wherever they are
- As Music for Dementia 2020’s ambassador, she is encouraging people to create playlists for their loved ones using new step-by-step guides, after research reveals the benefits of personalised music for people living with dementia
- Lauren speaks about creating a nine-hour playlist with her dad shortly before his death and continues to listen to and update it
- She is encouraging people to share their playlists online to raise awareness of how this can help families during Christmas, which can be a hard time of year
5 December 2019: London, UK. TV and Radio host Lauren Laverne is launching a new initiative to highlight the positive impact music can have for people living with dementia – with a series of guides on how to create the perfect personalised playlist.