Music therapy, dementia
Limited research has been conducted concerning the effects of music therapy in depressed individuals with dementia. Music therapy is a simple, non-invasive, and inexpensive treatment in relation to pharmaceutical interventions and possibly even some forms of cognitive therapies. Depression, a disabling disease that can cause a reduction in quality of life and loss of general functioning, affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 years or older. 74% of older adults remain depressed one year after general treatment with pharmaceutical agents.
Jarrett, Brittnie and Hansel, Elizabeth, "The Therapeutical Benefits of Using Music Therapy Rather Than Cognitive Therapy in Depressed Older Adults in a Healthcare Setting" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 20.
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