Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can

Music for Dementia 2020

We all need music in our lives!

We are all acutely aware of how self-isolation can compound feelings of anxiety, fear and loneliness and it is important we stay connected and in touch through these difficult times.

To help combat this we have created A Musical Guide for people with dementia and their carers during Covid-19

We are in this together – Stay Safe – And tell people that you are thinking of them.

Ambassador Lauren Laverne encourages everyone to make a playlist.

In these times of social distancing it’s important that we try and incorporate music into the lives of people living with dementia and their carers to help us stay connected.

Our multi-talented Music for Dementia 2020 Ambassador Lauren Laverne urges people with dementia, their families and carers to build music playlists using our free playlists guides, which also incorporates some top tips on how you can deliver them within the current landscape.

Check out our easy to use guides and create a playlist today!

Helping people with dementia find their music!

Understandably many of  the brilliant dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on our have been postponed until further notice. However some musical providers have been looking into ways to hold these activities virtually.

If you have changed your musical offer to be a virtual one please do get in touch so we can update the map and share your story on social media – Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

A united voice



Sharing one message

For people living with dementia, music isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity. We want to make music available for everyone living with dementia by 2020.


Fantastic Resource Book

M4D2020 were lucky enough to catch up with the brilliant Catherine Richards, a Music Therapist and proud Editor of the fabulous book “Living Well with Dementia through Music” A Resource Book for Activities Providers and Care Staff.


Music Supports Care

We are proud to have the support of a number of passionate, high-profile ambassadors, who champion us to a wide audience across the globe.

Champions for our cause


Public Support

Together, we can enhance the quality of care for people living with dementia through music.

Please tell everyone about our campaign.

Industry Support

The music industry has a long tradition of raising awareness for important issues.

Please help us spread the word about this project.

Political Support

Social prescribing and dementia

We would like the Department for Health and Social Care to embed music for dementia into social prescribing.

Join Us

Let’s improve the quality of life for all people living with dementia through music.

Spread the word about the power of music for dementia via your social media networks.

Find out more



About the campaign

To ensure every person living with dementia has access to music, we are taking the lead by creating a taskforce of stakeholders from across the music and dementia fields to embed music into dementia care pathways.


Find your music

We have created a map of musical opportunities for people living with dementia across the UK. Just enter your postcode to find providers, events & services near you, or click the register button to add your details to the map.


I have a question?

We have highlighted some key information, frequently asked questions and offered links to other information sources for you to explore about music and dementia. Please do contact us if you have any other enquiries.