Bill Drummond, the Scottish artist and founder of The KLF, has spoken of how music is helping him cope with a failing memory.

He told BBC Radio 6 Music that "I.. know that my own memory is beginning to waver and slide."

He took part in the show following artist Hannah Peel - her selection of music was built around her experiences with dementia, a central theme of her latest album Awake But Always Dreaming.

Drummond said, as part of the music radio station's Memory Tapes feature, for DJ Lauren Laverne, "I cannot remember what film I saw on television last week, that I too have begun that journey into dementia and all it holds."

Drummond said that music had "pushed and shoved and shaped me."

He added: "As I turned 50 in and the year was 2003, I became aware that Recorded Music not only had little hold over my emotions, it was also losing its power to affect society, its cultural significance was passing on.

"It was not only weighed down by its own history, it was being superseded by other ways of communicating in a far more one to one way. Like all other forms of music in previous centuries, Recorded Music was becoming part of a history of a fading century....Putting aside the somewhat cynical overview of that last couple of sentences, for me Recorded Music was the greatest art form of the 20th Century.

"Recorded Music towered above Film and the Paper Back Novel, and far outstripping anything that could be hung in a gallery or collected by a wealthy art collector. Recorded Music was a democratic art form."

He chose ten records, from the top 20 chart when he turned 13 in 1966 to play on the show.

Drummond added: "I recommend that if you are caring for or sharing with or just chatting to someone who's memory is beginning to fail them and they are not particularly engaging with what is culturally happening at the moment, track down the Top Twenty on their 13th birthday and get them to chose ten of the tracks and play them back together on You Tube or whatever.

"And then discuss."