Telehealth Music Therapy for Persons With Dementia And/or Caregivers


Music and Medicine




The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many restrictions on social interaction. Although these restrictions are challenging for everyone, they are particularly difficult for older adults who are often isolated. While telehealth has been around for a number of years, it had not been practiced to any great extent by music therapists prior to COVID-19. Telehealth will likely continue to prove valuable even after the pandemic ends, and as a result it is timely to assess the benefits and recommendations for best practices. This paper provides a starting point of reflection for telehealth for persons with dementia, offering practical recommendations and implications for planning and training. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Caregivers; Elderly; Mental Health; Music Therapy; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Social Isolation

Indexed Terms

telehealth; dementia; isolation; Caregivers; Telemedicine; COVID-19; Pandemics; Training; Older Adulthood

Study Type

Editorial, Opinions, Position Papers

Document Type