Our relationship with music begins at birth, if not before, and plays a role in the formation of our identity when we are young. Now a heart-warming movement called Music & Memory is creating personalised music playlists for residents with dementia in nursing homes—who use their mobile device to hear it. Eyes light up and bodies start to move with the rhythm as the music awakens memories of their forgotten lives. There are hopes that this movement could vastly improve the mood and happiness of many people.
Listen to the podcast Music of Memory presented by former producer Lynne Malcolm.