Dementia Playlists

FREE for carers and families of people living with dementia and anyone with an interest in dementia 

Dementia Pathfinders is working with music and dementia charity Playlist for Life to support local residents create and use playlists of personal music. Working together, our aim is to raise awareness of the power of playlists and establish Help Points in existing community organisations, so that trained volunteers can help anyone who gets stuck making and using their own playlist. 

Help Points in local communities: Help Points give out tools and information for people who want to use a playlist and offer help from trained volunteers to anyone who gets stuck. The Help Points are somewhere you can go if you want to pick up some information on how to start using playlists if you have or know someone with dementia.

Our current programme includes 'Help Points' in 2 locations on the Isle of Wight; Newport & Ryde.

Newport sessions are held at and in partnership with, Barchester Orchard House Care Home, 189 Fairlee Rd, Newport PO30 2EP. The sessions will be held every 2nd Friday morning of the month and will be fasilitated by Barbara Stephens.

Ryde sessions are held at St John the Baptist, Oakfield with Holy Trinity, High Park Road, Ryde, PO33 1BP. The sessions will be held every 2nd Friday afternoon of the month and will be fasilitated by Barbara Stephens.


Newport Session Dates and Time                                                      
14th June 2019 10.30 - 12.30
12th July 2019 10.30 - 12.30
9th August 2019 10.30 - 12.30
13th September 2019 10.30 - 12.30
11th October 2019 10.30 - 12.30
8th November 2019 10.30 - 12.30
13th December 2019                                             10.30 - 12.30

Sessions will operate on a drop in basis but should you wish to regisiter your attendance at a Newport session, please click here


Ryde Session Dates and Time                                            
14th June 2019 14.00 - 16.00
12th July 2019 14.00 - 16.00
9th August 2019 14.00 - 16.00
13th September 2019 14.00 - 16.00
11th October 2019 14.00 - 16.00
8th November 2019 14.00 - 16.00
13th December 2019 14.00 - 16.00

To book a Ryde session online please click Here


For further information on 'Playlists for Life Help Points', please contact Barbara Stephens on 07774 935905. You can also email