Can Music Reminiscence Approaches Be Used in Moderate-severe Dementia? a Pilot of Music Mirrors

Journal

Dementia (London)

Year

2021

Issue

3

First Page

1162

Last Page

1171

Abstract

Music-based therapies have been widely evaluated for individuals with dementia. Music Mirrors (MM) is a new music-based reminiscence tool that looks to improve person-centred care, encourage conversation and stimulate reminiscence. Since MM is designed for persons with mild dementia, this project looked to determine the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of the tool with three individuals with moderate to severe dementia. Over 6 weeks, 12 sessions were conducted, assessing for mood and behavioural changes during and after each session. Despite limitations to the project, overall results suggest that MM can be beneficial to people with moderate to severe dementia.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Behavioral State; Mood; Music Therapy; Neurodegenerative Disorders

Indexed Terms

Affect; Dementia; Memory; dementia; innovative; music mirrors; reminiscence

Study Type

Case Study; Qualitative Methods

Disciplines

Music Therapy

PubMed ID

32996787

Document Type

Article

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