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Effectiveness of group music intervention against agitated behavior in elderly persons with dementia
Objectives: This study explored the effectiveness of group music intervention against agitated behavior in elderly persons with dementia.; Methods: This was an experimental study using repeated measurements. Subjects were elderly persons who suffered from dementia and resided in nursing facilities. In total, 104 participants were recruited by permuted block randomization and of the 100 subjects […]
A pilot usability study of MINWii, a music therapy game for demented patients
MINWii is a music therapy game for the renarcissization of demented patients. It lets players improvise or play songs of their choice by pointing at a virtual keyboard with a Wiimote Pistol. We present the results of a three-month usability study we conducted with 7 institutionalized patients suffering from mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease […]
Music as a memory enhancer in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Musical mnemonics have a long and diverse history of popular use. In addition, music processing in general is often considered spared by the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Research examining these two phenomena is limited, and no work to our knowledge has explored the effectiveness of musical mnemonics in AD. The present study sought […]
The effect of multisensory stimulation on persons residing in an extended care facility
Background: Non-pharmacological interventions, such as multisensory stimulation environments (MSSE), have demonstrated the ability to reduce inappropriate behavior among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.; Methods: In this study, we compared the incidences of problematic behavior among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease residing in a long-term care facility who were and were not exposed to an MSSE. Retrospective data […]