Press Play to Rewind

Using Meaningful Music Activities in Dementia Care

Press Play to Rewind aims to provide healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to use meaningful music and personalised playlists in their day to day care of people living with Dementia.

It is really important that the use of meaningful music in your home is considered a whole home approach, and we ask that two members of your staff complete the training so that you have a ‘study buddy’ to complete this journey with and work together to implement the learning.

In order for this to be adopted as a whole home approach we will be setting you tasks throughout the training, for you to implement your learning in bite-sized chunks. We know how difficult change-management can be and we want to coach you through this process and make it as smooth as possible.

This is a 4 module course, and whilst there is no time limit to complete, we anticipate that you will complete the course in 4 months.

Your Instructor

Rosie Mead
Rosie Mead

Rosie set up Musica in 2010 whilst she was in the final year of a Music Degree. She is extremely passionate about the benefits of using music as an integrated part of dementia care and is finishing a PhD in Sociology exploring the role of music within acute hospital care for patients with dementia. Rosie provides consultancy to care homes looking to improve their dementia care, and she has given many guest lectures on Music and Dementia at Universities around the world.

Course Curriculum

  Module Two - Providing Meaningful Music Activities
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  Module Three - Why Use Personalised Playlists?
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  Module Four - Personalised Playlists Linked with Care Plans
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and whilst it is not time limited, we anticipate you will complete the course in 4 months. Of course you can take longer!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Why should I undertake the course?
To put it in a nutshell, this training will make your life easier! No, really! By using meaningful music as part of your dementia care we anticipate that you will notice residents: - become less agitated - more engaged - more cooperative - have an overall improvement in mood and wellbeing.
What happens after the course?
We will contact you around 4 months after you start the training to see how you are getting on with the course, implementing the learning in your home, and if there is any additional support you need from us. There is an option for your setting to become an accredited Press Play to Rewind facility, showcasing to your stakeholders and community that your home is invested in providing person centred, responsive dementia care. We will provide face to face and telephone support to look at the ways that you are implementing what you have learnt, make recommendations where needed, and ensure that meaningful music is being effectively used within your home.

Thank you for considering our course. If you have any questions before you start please drop Rosie an email -

Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in the course!

Rosie and Frankie

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