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Study explores the effectiveness of music intervention against agitated behaviour in people with dementia

Friday 29 July 2011

A study on 100 elderly people with dementia has found that agitated behaviour can be alleviated by group music intervention. The researchers concluded that group music intervention in routine activities could be incorporated into nursing facilities for elderly people with dementia in order to “enhance emotional relaxation, create inter-personal interactions and reduce future agitated behaviour.”

 

The study was carried out by Yu Lin, from Taipei Medical University, Taiwan and colleagues. It was published in the journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

 

For further information please see the article entitled “Effectiveness of group music intervention against agitated behaviour in elderly persons with dementia” in the journal of Geriatric Psychiatry at:

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gps.2580/abstract

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