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Charity Christmas Lecture
Sally Magnusson, The Power of Personal Music for Dementia

RCPE Christmas Charity Lecture Edinburgh

Date: Monday, 11 December 2017


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Great Hall
9 Queen Street
EH2 1 JQ


We are delighted that Ms Sally Magnusson, broadcaster, journalist and author will deliver our Charity Christmas Lecture on Monday 11 December 2017.

We all have a soundtrack to our lives, songs and music that take us back to a different time, person or place whenever we hear them.

Sally Magnusson founded the charity Playlist for Life after caring for her mother, who suffered from dementia during her final years. Sally discovered that personal, meaningful music helped improve her mother's life with the disease more than anything.

In this lecture Sally will talk about her experiences with the charity and the support and inspiration that they give to individuals with dementia. Providing a connection to lost memories and helping to restore a sense of identity, Sally will discuss how personal music can help to transform daily life. 

We look forward to hearing Sally talk of her personal experience with the disease.

Dr Catherine Labinjoh & Dr Marion Slater
Recently Appointed Consultant's Committee


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Monday 11 December 2017

The Power of Personal Music for Dementia: A Personal Journey

Chair: TBC


Wine and mince pies served


The power of personal music for dementia: a personal journey
Ms Sally Magnusson


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All proceeds from this lecture are donated to the speaker's nominated charity, Playlist for Life. We recommend a donation of £10 per ticket.


Anne Fairbairn,
Education Co-ordinator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3649
FAX: + 44 (0)131 220 4393

Email: a.fairbairn@rcpe.ac.uk

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Further Info

This event is open to the public.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Great Hall and New Library, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.



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