Playlist for Life Help Point Volunteers (Libraries across Fife)
Are you a patient, friendly and sociable person? would you like to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which local people with dementia and their carers can find out about, and access Playlist for Life music tracks? We are looking for volunteers to run our Playlist for Life Help Points in Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries and also Cupar Library, from May 2019.
Playlist for Life taps into a recognised phenomenon: personally meaningful music has the ability to improve life for people with dementia, their family and their carers.
We have all experienced music which gives us 'that flashback feeling’; when a certain song takes us back to a person, place or time whenever we hear it. That feeling is a sign that the music we are listening to is particularly deeply connected to our memories and emotions. For people with dementia it can be a lifeline.
But Playlist for Life is about far more than listening to music. It's about creating personal connections. Helping someone to make a playlist brings people together and fosters understanding. It empowers family carers and ensures professional care is more person-centred. It's also great fun! Music can be shared with others, stimulating discussion and creativity, all of which helps to build mental resilience and manage the symptoms of dementia.
Interested? You can download a full role description HERE