Music and Memory Program Decreases Medication Use and Improves Dementia Symptoms, Study Finds

Music and Memory Program Decreases Medication Use and Improves Dementia Symptoms, Study Finds
A new study found personalized music and memory therapy helped decrease antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medication use, as well as improve dementia symptoms, in people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD). Results from the study were published online in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, under the title “Individualized Music Program is Associated with

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2 comments

  1. Raymond Leone says:

    While Music and Memory programs are beneficial and a great program, it is not music therapy. Music therapy involves a board certified music therapist as an interventionist, working directly with patients, providing individualized music interventions, both with live music and recorded music, to achieve patient needs and goals. Calling Music and Memory programs “music therapy” is misrepresenting the field of music therapy.

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