Receptive Music Therapy Is More Effective than Interactive Music Therapy to Relieve Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Music therapy is demonstrated to be effective to relieve the agitation among people with dementia, but the comparative effectiveness of methods of music engagement for people with dementia is uncertain.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

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Hospice organizations are keenly aware of the soothing power of music. Sometimes the music may be used casually, by the facility or the family, knowing that this is a type of music that the person who is in the dying process had always enjoyed. Increasingly, though, employing trained music therapists has been favored. This type of therapy seems especially helpful with those who are dying from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Perhaps this is because, in the final stage of dementia, people have usually moved beyond the point where conversation is possible. Read the full article on HealthCentral to learn more abo...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing. The recommendation comes in NICE's updated quality standard on dementia published 28 June 2019. It says people living with dementia and people involved in their care should be given the opportunity to talk about their life experiences, preferences, interests, strengths with a healthcare professional. This can help the person living with dementia to choose activities to promote wellbeing that suit their p...
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The purpose of this study was to discuss the mental and physical effects of using music therapy with patients suffering with dementia. Like any type of therapy, there are guidelines for measuring the effects. Music therapy can be used as a substitute for pharmaceuticals with dementia patients. The earlier the diagnosis and the earlier treatment commences for dementia patients, the more likely the treatment will work. Music therapy can reach the part of the brain where we hold memories, which is why it is used as a treatment option for dementia patients. Alzheimer disease and dementia are among the most expensive diseases t...
Source: The Health Care Manager - Category: Health Management Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Berardelli I, Belvisi D, Pasquini M, Fabbrini A, Petrini F, Fabbrini G Abstract Introduction: reviewed studies that assessed the treatment of psychiatric disturbances in Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonisms. Neuropsychiatric disturbances in these conditions are frequent and have a profound impact on quality of life of patients and of their caregivers. It is therefore important to be familiar with the appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for treating these disorders. Areas covered: The authors searched for papers in English in Pubmed using the following keywords: Parkinso...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
The value of music to people with dementia is widely acknowledged [1,2]. However, research into music and dementia is still a relatively new and developing field, and appears to have evolved fairly independently within different disciplines such as music therapy, psychology and nursing. Systematic reviews synthesise evidence about the effects of music, but tend to focus on one type of intervention or outcome variable, such as music therapy [3] or anxiety [4], and include only certain types of studies [5].
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Albeit the number of studies was limited, NPI improved ADL and depression in PWMSD. PMID: 31132836 [PubMed]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
(Taylor&Francis Group) The first episode of new podcast series, How Researchers Changed the World, delves deeper into the importance of music therapy for people with dementia, telling the story behind Dr. Orii McDermott's ground-breaking research on this subject.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Abstract Anxiety is a major mental disorder in later life that impacts on activities of daily living and quality of life for adults living with dementia in nursing homes. The aim of this article was to systematically review nonpharmacological interventions for older adults living in nursing homes who experience comorbid anxiety and dementia. METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted across key databases (Cinahl, ASSIA, Cochrane reviews and trials, psycARTICLES, psycINFO, and PubMed) to identify studies measuring anxiety as an outcome for an intervention for older adults living with dementia in nurs...
Source: The Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Gerontologist Source Type: research
This study investigated the effectiveness of an integrative medicine program (IMP) for dementia prevention on cognitive function, depression and quality of life (QOL) of elderly in a public health center.MethodsThis study employed a before-after study design to assess effectiveness of the IMP for dementia prevention for community dwelling elderly over 60 without diagnosis of dementia. Cognitive function was measured using the Mini Mental State Examination for Dementia Screen (MMSE-DS), digit span test (DST) and trail making test (TMT). The Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form- Korean version (GDSSF-K) and EQ-5D were used ...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: MT may improve physical function, depressive mood, and quality of life in frail elderly individuals.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2019;9:87 –99
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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