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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 […]
Brief psychosocial therapy for the treatment of agitation in Alzheimer disease (the CALM-AD trial)
Background: Good practice guidelines state that a psychological intervention should usually precede pharmacotherapy, but there are no data evaluating the feasibility of psychological interventions used in this way. Methods: At the first stage of a randomized blinded placebo-controlled trial, 318 patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) with clinically significant agitated behavior were treated in an open […]