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Systematic review of systematic reviews of non-pharmacological interventions to treat behavioural disturbances in older patients with dementia. The SENATOR-OnTop series

Conclusions A large number of non-pharmacological interventions for BPSD were identified. The majority of the studies had great variation in how the same type of intervention was defined and applied, the follow-up duration, the type of outcome measured, usually with modest sample size. Overall, music therapy and behavioural management techniques were effective for reducing BPSD.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Open access, Geriatric medicine, Mental health, Neurology Research Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Dementia Source Type: blogs
“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” — Macklemore Much research over the years has centered on the potential, perceived and realized benefits of music. In fact, the area of study has blossomed, growing from the preliminary findings of earlier studies to recent ones that built upon them. What’s exciting is the widespread and diverse benefits that music offers to everyone, young, old and in-between. Musical training gives babies’ brains a boost. Even before babies can walk or talk, they can benef...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Creativity Happiness Health-related Motivation and Inspiration Research Self-Esteem Stress Coping Emotional Support Music Therapy musical therapy Source Type: blogs
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Dementia Source Type: blogs
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Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
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Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Neurology Source Type: blogs
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Source: Geriatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Anxiety Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
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Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's Patients brain health memory music research science Source Type: blogs
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