Leveraging Cross-campus Expertise to Contribute to Dementia Care Through Music
AMA Journal of Ethics
While there is evidence of the benefits of music for health and wellness, current US clinical practice does not commonly incorporate arts-based interventions, one drawback of which appears to be limited communication among practitioners within the arts, sciences, and health professions fields. This article shares a story of a 2-year multidisciplinary music in medicine program that aims to inspire joy and connection among people with dementia through interactive, creative musical experiences. The authors discuss the program from conception to pilot, canvass adaptations made to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, illuminate common themes of flexibility and curiosity, and share cross-campus, multidisciplinary collaboration experiences that guided the work.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Composition; Improvisation; Interpersonal Relations; Music Listening; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Quality of Life; Recreative Music Methods
covid-19; Communication; Dementia
Quasi-Experimental Study; Quantitative Methods
Perkinson, M.; Phatak, V.; and Ramirez, M. K., "Leveraging Cross-campus Expertise to Contribute to Dementia Care Through Music" (2022). Research on Music and Dementia. 206.