Radio station launches for people living with dementia
A new 24 hour radio station playing music chosen to evoke memories has been launched to help people living with dementia and their carers.
M4D Radio is a new non-commercial radio station playing songs from the 30s through to the 70s. As part of the Music for Dementia campaign the radio station aims to make music freely available so it can form part of the care plan for anyone affected by dementia.
Available 24 hours, 365 days a year, M4D Radio will run free of advertisements to maximise the holistic benefit of the music.
Grace Meadows, programme director at Music For Dementia, explains:
“Often people living with dementia and their carers don’t know how to access the music that matters to them.
At m4d Radio we are developing content with our listeners to make sure it’s what they want and need, through themed shows and era-specific stations in careful collaboration with our close partners.”
Supporting the radio station’s launch are a host of celebrities including broadcaster Lauren Laverne, TV host Fiona Phillips, and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips. Taking part in the stations’s #Song4You challenge, they have chosen and dedicated a song to someone affected by dementia.