Aging & Mental Health 2013 Vol. 17 No. 6 667–678 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2013.790926 Individual music therapy for agitation in dementia: an exploratory randomized controlled trial Hanne Mette O. Riddera* Brynjulf Stigeb Liv Gunnhild Qvaleb and Christian Goldb a Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy Department of Communication & Psychology Aalborg University Aalborg Øst Denmark; b Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre (GAMUT) University of Bergen and Uni Health Uni Research Bergen Norway (Received 3 November 2012; final version received 22 March 2013) Objectives: Agitation in nursing home residents with dementia leads to increase in psychotropic medication decrease in quality of life and to patient distress and caregiver burden. Music therapy has previously been found effective in treatment of agitation in dementia care but studies have been methodologically insufficient. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of individual music therapy on agitation in persons with moderate/severe dementia living in nursing homes J.F. Verhey F.R. & Koopmans R.T. (2010). Determinants of quality of life in nursing home residents with dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 29(3) 189–97. Woods R.T. (2001). Discovering the person with Alzheimer’s disease: Cognitive emotional and behavioral aspects. Aging & Mental Health 5(suppl.) 7–16. Zare M. Ebrahimi A.A. & Birashk B. (2010). The effects of music therapy on reducing agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease a pre-post study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 25 1306–1310. Zuidema S. Koopmans R. & Verhey F. (2007). Prevalence and predictors of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home patients. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 20(1) 41–49. Copyright of Aging & Mental Health is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However users may print download or email articles for individual use. [...]
Paper is an evidence based practice paper on treating dementia with music therapy. It has to be 3 pages excluding a reference page in all in APA format. The body of the paper has to include a running head, intro, significance of problem, literature review , best practice evidence ,conclusion/summary which includes how the evidence will impact practice . it is to be double spaced in times new roman in size 12 font. the references are attached in which have to be used. should be a total of 5. The paper should problem begin with defining dementia, the characteristics and current treatment that includes pharmacology and nonpharm interventions and than go into research.