Do you have an iPod you can donate to dementia charities?

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First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

An iPod donation drive will be taking place over the next few weeks to raise money to help those living with dementia.

Care at home services provider, Bluebird Care, is holding the drive to support Playlist for Life and Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain groups in Hertfordshire.

An appeal has been launched for any new or used iPods and equipment to be donated to someone with dementia. All iPod equipment collected will be divided between the two charities.

Jill Dean, leader of Singing for the Brain Hertfordshire, said: "Singing for the Brain Hertfordshire is an incredibly popular service and being able to provide iPods with personal music will extend the provision of our service to people with dementia."

Sally Magnusson, chairman of Playlist for Life, said: "The best way of giving every person with dementia the opportunity to benefit from a playlist for life is to spread the word that personally meaningful music is an invaluable tool for dementia care and treatment."

Graham Batterham, managing director of Bluebird Care, said: "We are delighted to be supporting both these charities as we are committed to doing our utmost to help our customers to live their lives as full as possible."

To donate iPods, visit Langwood House, High Street, in Rickmansworth between 8.30am and 5pm on weekdays. Donations will be accepted until July 31.

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