I am delighted to be working with the music for dementia 2020 project. My Grandma had dementia and my family and I found listening to music was a great way of keeping us connected through the difficult times. I have heard so many heart-warming stories about the power of music and dementia from people living with dementia, care workers and their families and myself and the Utley Foundation will not rest until we make music available to everyone living with dementia by 2020.
Outlined below is my playlist – I hope it will inspire you to create yours.
The Nextmen feat Dynamite MC – A Mean Speaker
Dancing with my two boys and our family dog Jerry Springer around the lounge.
Back To Love – Brand New Heavies – Club Mix
Those wonderful late night dance sessions in Preston nightclubs. To be 18 again…..
At Last – Etta James
Reminds me of my lovely husband and the first dance at our wedding.
Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
One of the funniest holidays of my life! Ayia Napa 1998!
Claude Debussy – Claire de Lune
Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got the Love
The day I married my best friend – great day!
Waking up in the morning when I was about 10 years old, feeling safe at home, hearing the church bells ring through the village.