Dementia radio station celebrates its first anniversary

M4D Radio, the specialist dementia radio station set up by the charity Music for Dementia, celebrated its first birthday this week with contributions from a host of celebrity supporters.

Programmes throughout the week featured playlists from a stellar line-up of celebs including former ‘Strictly’ judge Len Goodman, Coronation Street stars Shobna Gulati and Jennie McAlpine, broadcaster Dan Walker, and actresses Angela Lonsdale, Vicky McClure and Julie Hesmonhalgh.

On the charity’s blog Grace Meadows, Campaign Director for Music for Dementia explains: “It is noticeable how dementia has impacted the lives of many of these celebrities, which reflects the situation in society as a whole. We’re grateful that they’re willing to share their experiences with our audience of carers and people living with dementia.

“Music has the power to enliven, stimulate and enable people to express themselves. It’s easy to see from looking at these playlists how some of these individual songs can uplift the spirits, calm someone if they are agitated, and use past memories to connect in the here and now.”

M4d Radio was launched in June 2020 specifically for people living with dementia and their carers. The station offers free , easy to access era-specific music 24/7 straight to people’s homes. The station has won two care industry awards and multiple recommendations from listeners. M4D Radio can be found at

Read more on the Music 4 Dementia blog