Does Music Therapy Reduce
Agitation in Those With Dementia?
We are exploring if
implementation of
music therapy for
patients 65+
with Dementia
reduces agitation.
How Music Affects Us
• The brain perceives music via the auditory
canal.
• Various parts of the brain are activated to
decode, make connections of memory and
perhaps to evoke a motor response.
• Strong emotional music activates more
parts of the brain.
• The brain makes powerful connections
and can literally be bathed in blood giving
a 'whole brain reaction' during which we
are swamped by feelings, and 'immersed
in the music.'
The Effects of Music Therapy for Older
People with Dementia
By: Michelle Wall, Anita Duffy
Literature Review
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LITERATURE SEARCH
Explore studies on how music therapy
influences the behavior of older people with
dementia
The American Music Therapy Association
(AMTA)
Health Information and Quality Authority
(HIQA)
o Eligible studies
o Research Content Reviewed
o Authors
STUDIES REVIEWED
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Suzuki et al (2007)
Gotell et al (2003)
Gerdner (2005)
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