Music playlist

Listening to music that is personal to you can evoke memories, bring connection and joy. Creating a personalised playlist for HUG can really help improve the lives of those using it, helping to reduce anxiety, improve mood and spark memories that can help families and carers connect.

We’ve teamed up with Playlist for Life to guide you in creating your favourite music collection for HUG. Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity, founded to support everyone with dementia to have a personal playlist. We recommend using their resources on the link button below to discover the power of music and to find out how you can create your own playlist for HUG.


(link to Playlist for Life website)


Once you have your music playlist, you are ready to add this to the HUG unit by following the steps below. Please note that when you buy a HUG the unit is provided empty, ready for you to add your own music.

Adding music to HUG

Switch on the heartbeat on the unit.

Plug the USB cable provided into the unit and connect this to the USB port on your computer.

The unit shows as a ‘drive’ on your computer.

Add your MP3 music files onto the drive.

Once finished, eject safely from your computer and unplug the cable.

Switch the heartbeat off and on again, and the music will play.


Adding music to HUG unit