Remember when you were thirteen? What music were you listening to?
What about the year you left home?
Or maybe the day you met the love of your life?
These are the questions I pondered when I created my Playlist for Life as part of an event I was helping to run last year. Haven't heard of it? You'll find information here.
Music brings the memories alive
A warm, mellow ache settled in my chest as I connected with the memories swirling up through the music. I feel it again, now, as I write.
You select five songs or pieces of music, then capture in words why these have a particular significance for you. You’ll find mine on the ‘Playlist’ page. They were mostly happy times. Some relate to early transitions and are infused with angst. But all are uniquely 'me'.
I hadn't anticipated how the music would bring the memories so gloriously alive.
Dedicated to people with dementia
Playlist for Life is a charity with its origins in New York. Their work is dedicated to people with dementia. The premise: a thoughtfully compiled, highly personal playlist will help people with dementia reconnect with experiences that defined them.