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Musical structural determinants of emotional judgments in dementia of the Alzheimer type
People with dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) may well be emotionally soothed by listening to music. However, very few systematic studies have been conducted to support the anecdotal evidence. DAT does damage certain cerebral structures that subsume emotional processing, and some studies have demonstrated deficits affecting emotional judgments of facial expression and prosody in […]
Managing agitated behaviour in people with Alzheimer’s disease: The role of live music
Background: Agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) presents a challenge to occupational therapists working in the older people care sector. Recently background music and music therapy have emerged as promising tools in the management of agitation in AD. This exploratory study investigated whether live music could reduce agitated behaviour in people with AD. Method: A […]
Evaluations of dementia by EEG frequency analysis and psychological examination
In order to evaluate the stage of dementia, we focused attention on EEG rhythms and Hasegawa-dementia-rating scale (HDS-R). Frontal EEGs were recorded from dementia patients and normal controls during music and photo-image stimulations, and frequency analysis was performed. In the controls, profiles of rhythm pattern during music stimulation seemed to be markedly different from those […]
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait in people with Alzheimer disease
Objective: To determine whether rhythmic music and metronome cues alter spatiotemporal gait measures and gait variability in people with Alzheimer disease (AD).; Design: A repeated-measures study requiring participants to walk under different cueing conditions.; Setting: University movement laboratory.; Participants: Of the people (N=46) who met study criteria (a diagnosis of probable AD and ability to […]
Efficacy of musical interventions in dementia: evidence from a randomized controlled trial
Although musical interventions have recently gained popularity as a non-pharmacological treatment in dementia, there is still insufficient evidence of their effectiveness. To investigate this issue, a single-center randomized controlled trial was conducted with forty-eight patients with Alzheimer’s disease or mixed dementia to compare the effects of music versus cooking interventions in the emotional, cognitive, and […]