Music therapy in moderate and severe dementia of Alzheimer's type: a case-control study

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Title:
Music therapy in moderate and severe dementia of Alzheimer's type: a case-control study
Authors:
Svansdottir, H B; Snaedal, J
Citation:
Int Psychogeriatr 2006, 18(4):613-21
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2006
Abstract:
Background: Music therapy is a potential non-pharmacological treatment for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, but although some studies have found it to be helpful, most are small and uncontrolled.Methods: This case-control study was carried out by qualified music therapists in two nursing homes and two psychogeriatric wards. The participants were 38 patients with moderate or severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) assigned randomly to a music therapy group and a control group.Results: The study showed a significant reduction in activity disturbances in the music therapy group during a 6-week period measured with the Behavior Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale (BEHAVE-AD). There was also a significant reduction in the sum of scores of activity disturbances, aggressiveness and anxiety. Other symptoms rated by subscales of the BEHAVE-AD did not decrease significantly. Four weeks later the effects had mostly disappeared.Conclusions: Music therapy is a safe and effective method for treating agitation and anxiety in moderately severe and severe AD. This is in line with the results of some non-controlled studies on music therapy in dementia.
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dc.contributor.authorSvansdottir, H B-
dc.contributor.authorSnaedal, J-
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-29T11:05:49Z-
dc.date.available2006-11-29T11:05:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006-12-01-
dc.date.submitted2006-
dc.identifier.citationInt Psychogeriatr 2006, 18(4):613-21en
dc.identifier.issn1041-6102-
dc.identifier.pmid16618375-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1041610206003206-
dc.identifier.otherGER12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/6259-
dc.descriptionTo access full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink "Full Text" at the bottom of this pageen
dc.description.abstractBackground: Music therapy is a potential non-pharmacological treatment for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, but although some studies have found it to be helpful, most are small and uncontrolled.Methods: This case-control study was carried out by qualified music therapists in two nursing homes and two psychogeriatric wards. The participants were 38 patients with moderate or severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) assigned randomly to a music therapy group and a control group.Results: The study showed a significant reduction in activity disturbances in the music therapy group during a 6-week period measured with the Behavior Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale (BEHAVE-AD). There was also a significant reduction in the sum of scores of activity disturbances, aggressiveness and anxiety. Other symptoms rated by subscales of the BEHAVE-AD did not decrease significantly. Four weeks later the effects had mostly disappeared.Conclusions: Music therapy is a safe and effective method for treating agitation and anxiety in moderately severe and severe AD. This is in line with the results of some non-controlled studies on music therapy in dementia.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610206003206en
dc.subject.meshAlzheimer Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshDementiaen
dc.subject.meshMusic Therapyen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subject.meshAnxietyen
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Department, Hospitalen
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavior Disordersen
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavior Disordersen
dc.subject.meshNursing Homesen
dc.titleMusic therapy in moderate and severe dementia of Alzheimer's type: a case-control studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational psychogeriatrics / IPAen
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