Music Therapy and Cognitive Capacity in People With Alzheimer’s Disease: A Call for Action


Nordic Journal of Music Therapy




The aim of this essay is to encourage researchers to investigate the impact of music therapy on cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Despite the use of music as non-pharmacological treatment in people with dementia is well established, we identified a lack of research about the cognitive effects of music therapy in AD patients. Due to the actual high prevalence of AD, cognitive intervention programmes based on music therapy could constitute a fascinating line of research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Cognitive Abilities; Music Therapy; Neurodegenerative Disorders

Indexed Terms

Alzheimer; cognition; dementia; stimulation; Alzheimer's Disease; Cognitive Ability; Treatment Planning

Study Type

Editorial, Opinions, Position Papers

Document Type