The Effects of Preferred Music on Agitation of Older People With Dementia in Taiwan
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
This quasi-experimental study aimed to examine the effects of preferred music on agitation in institutionalized elders with dementia. Thirty-two participants were assessed for their music preferences and then preferred music was provided by trained nurses for 30 min in the mid afternoon twice a week for six week. Meanwhile, participants in the control group only received the usual care without music. Study findings indicate that preferred music had a significant impact on reducing overall agitation of people with dementia in long-term care settings.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Agitation; Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Elderly; Long-Term Care Facility; Music Listening; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Symptom Management
Elderly; Elderly; Case-Control Studies; Dementia; Psychomotor Agitation; Taiwan
Quasi-Experimental Study; Quantitative Methods
Sung, H. C.; Chang, A. M.; and Abbey, J., "The Effects of Preferred Music on Agitation of Older People With Dementia in Taiwan" (2006). Research on Music and Dementia. 265.