2020 GSK IMPACT Awards: Playlist for Life

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Dementia is the biggest cause of death in the UK. Playlist for Life aims to help everyone with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and for everyone who cares for them to know how to use it. Playing familiar music to people with dementia can help to reduce distress and the need for medication.

2020 GSK IMPACT Awards: Playlist for Life

'This exciting young charity uses the power of personal music playlists to help people with dementia unlock memories. It has taken a simple concept and used it to deliver profound results, providing a way to connect to the past, helping families living with dementia. Its evidence-based approach is highly impressive, with trials in hospitals and care homes showing that people with dementia need less medication when Playlist for Life is included in their care.'

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