Press Play to Rewind aims to work with healthcare professionals in care settings and carers in the community to have the confidence and skills to use person-centred music with older adults, particularly people living with dementia. Press Play to Rewind has the potential to help those living in the community stay in their own homes for longer by helping them to re-connect with their loved ones and feel able to undertake daily tasks more easily, such as personal care, using public transport, cooking, eating etc.
Research suggests that using music-based interventions such as playlists with people living with dementia can result in a significant decrease in typical symptoms such as agitation, apathy, anxiety, and an increase in sense of self-identity, cognitive abilities and quality of life. Our work is underpinned by research, and we understand that using individual playlists with people living with dementia has huge benefits. Not only for the person living with dementia, but their carers and families too.