Music at the End of Life

Apr 20, 02:05 PM

What songs do you want played at your funeral? Whether you have a full playlist already planned, or are planning on using a book of hymnals, we can all agree that music is incredibly important to us.

This week, we talk to two people who are using music to help people at the end of life. Andy Lowndes is the founder of Playlist for Life, an organisation that uses music to help improve the care for people with dementia, and helps them stay connected with their families and precious memories. We also talk to Ben Slack, founder of the Swansong Project, who writes songs for hospice patients about their lives. We're even able to share one of them with you - make sure you listen until the end!

Theme music is by Bernadette Ryan.

'When You're Gone, You're Gone': Written and recorded by Raymond Kemp and Ben Buddy Slack at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford 28/01/17.

Find out more about Playlist for Life at www.playlistforlife.org.uk

Find out more about the Swansong Project at www.swansongproject.co.uk

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