Musical Life Review for the Elderly With Dementia as Spiritual Care—clinical Functions and Roles of Meaningful or Memorable Songs

Journal

The Arts in Psychotherapy

Year

2013

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

285

Last Page

290

Abstract

Life review with music activities such as singing and listening to clients’ meaningful or memorable songs is a commonly practiced technique in various clinical settings. In the current paper, two case studies of life review with two Japanese elderly women with dementia were presented. We used a theoretical framework called 'Musical Life Review' model (Sato, 2011) to analyze the functions of clients’ meaningful or memorable songs used during life review sessions. Furthermore, we determined spiritual needs displayed by clients with Murata’s theoretical model (Murata, 2003), which is intended to clarify the structure of spiritual pain. Clinical values and functional meanings of musical life review for people with dementia were also discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Elderly; Music Based Life Review; Music Listening; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Recreative Music Methods; Singing a Song

Indexed Terms

dementia; aging; spiritual needs; musical life review model; singing; case studies; meaningful songs; spiritual pain; Murata theoretical model; Life Review; Treatment Effectiveness Evaluation; Meaningfulness; Pain; Psychological Needs; Psychological Theories; Spirituality; Clinical Models; Spiritual Care

Study Type

Case Study; Qualitative Methods

Disciplines

Geriatrics

Document Type

Article

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