Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life

Music can help the person shine through

Playlist for Life harnesses the powerful effects of personal music to help anyone who is affected by dementia, their families and carers.

Whether it’s the music from a first dance, lullabies from childhood or a theme tune from a favourite TV show, music has the ability to take us back in time and remind us of our past, giving you that flashback feeling.

Sharing your songs and memories can help people living with dementia connect with family, friends and carers.


Playlist for Life Drop-in Sessions

Come along to our Playlist for Life drop-in sessions to find out how to identify and source music to create personal playlists, and get technical help and advice in how you can access it.

More dates coming soon.

Follow North Lanarkshire Libraries on Spotify

You can follow our profile on Spotify and drop by the profile regularly to see all of our Playlist for Life-related playlists.

Currently you’ll find all our #MyFestiveMemory playlists – some of which were created by staff in our libraries and another by people in North Lanarkshire. You can like any of our playlists to get access to them from your own account at any time.

Playlist for Life Help Points

There are Playlist for Life Help Points in Airdrie Library, Bellshill Cultural Centre, Coatbridge Library, Cumbernauld Library, Motherwell Library and Wishaw Library.

The Help Points serve as a focal point for our library members to find out more about the transformative effects of making their own playlist.


To support the Playlist for Life project, we have 100 Years: A Century of Songs eBooks available via BorrowBox.

Each eBook explores the top 100 songs from each decade from 1910 through to 2010.