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ONFife Libraries get in tune with dementia charity

29 August 2019

ONFife Libraries have joined forces with a charity using the power of music to help people with dementia reconnect with memories.

Music and dementia charity Playlist for Life, set up by broadcaster Sally Magnusson in 2013, is setting up a network of Help Points across the UK and ONFife Libraries are on board.

Cupar, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Rosyth, and Templehall in Kirkcaldy, will all have monthly help points run by volunteers from November.

The aim of the Help Points is to share how a playlist of personally meaningful music can help improve daily life for people with dementia.

You can pick up information and be offered support on how to start using playlists if you have dementia or you know someone with dementia.

The charity encourages people who have dementia to create their own personal playlist.

“We want to encourage people who have dementia to create their own personal playlist,” said Samantha MacDougall, ONFife Libraries services development officer.

“Music can have strong memories and emotions attached. Think of a song that transports you back to a certain time in your life and puts a big smile on your face.

“Having access to this music can be a lifeline for people with dementia and can make living with dementia easier.”

The Help Points will be available monthly from:

November 3 – Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries,1-3pm; November 7 –

Dalgety Bay Library, 1-3pm; November 16 – Templehall Library, Kirkcaldy, 11-1pm; November 19 – Rosyth Library, 10am-12noon, and November 27 – Cupar Library, 10am-12noon.

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For further information please contact: Sheona Small, Press Officer, tel 07809 727 989 or 03451 555 555 ext 445046, or email: sheona.small@onfife.com

Notes to editors:

· Fife Cultural Trust (ONFife) manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. Further information about Fife Cultural Trust can be found online at www.onfife.com