The Dementia Podcast

Talking Music: 'The Thing that Stays' (Part 1)

May 13, 2021 Professor Colm Cunningham
The Dementia Podcast
Talking Music: 'The Thing that Stays' (Part 1)
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The Dementia Podcast
Talking Music: 'The Thing that Stays' (Part 1)
May 13, 2021
Professor Colm Cunningham

Join Colm and Diana Kerr, an experienced practitioner, researcher, educator and trainer in the field of dementia and learning disability who has spent much of her career advocating for the use of music with people with dementia. Diana was previously the Course Director for the MSc in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling, Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh and an associate consultant to HammondCare. Together they share the importance of music and advice on how to use music as a tool for connection, reminiscence, support and enjoyment for those living with dementia and their loved ones. 

This episode is sponsored by HammondCare Publishing

'Music Remembers Me' is a resource which equips those living with dementia and those who support them with positive, meaningful ways of using music to enjoy their time together. 

'Purple Angel' is a dementia awareness program that educates the community and local businesses on how to assist those living with dementia. 

'Playlist For Life' is a charity which offers support to those living with dementia and their carers to create a music playlist. 


This guide breaks down the steps involved in creating a playlist for someone living with dementia.

Show Notes

Join Colm and Diana Kerr, an experienced practitioner, researcher, educator and trainer in the field of dementia and learning disability who has spent much of her career advocating for the use of music with people with dementia. Diana was previously the Course Director for the MSc in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling, Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh and an associate consultant to HammondCare. Together they share the importance of music and advice on how to use music as a tool for connection, reminiscence, support and enjoyment for those living with dementia and their loved ones. 

This episode is sponsored by HammondCare Publishing

'Music Remembers Me' is a resource which equips those living with dementia and those who support them with positive, meaningful ways of using music to enjoy their time together. 

'Purple Angel' is a dementia awareness program that educates the community and local businesses on how to assist those living with dementia. 

'Playlist For Life' is a charity which offers support to those living with dementia and their carers to create a music playlist. 


This guide breaks down the steps involved in creating a playlist for someone living with dementia.