Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 250,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

Abstract Title:

Exploring dance as a therapy for symptoms and social interaction in a dementia care unit.

Abstract Source:

Nurs Times. 2009 Aug 4-17;105(30):19-22. PMID: 19736794

Abstract Author(s):

Debbie Duignan, Lynne Hedley, Rachael Milverton

Article Affiliation:

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service, Alzheimer's, Australia, WA.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: There have been many debates about the use of some atypical antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in dementia care. Much research has also been carried out in the area of psychosocial interventions, which can include dance therapy. AIM: To evaluate Wu Tao dance therapy as an intervention for dementia and assess its impact on agitation. METHOD: A four-week pilot was carried, involving six clients with dementia attending dance sessions with members of staff in a residential dementia care facility. Agitation was measured using the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI). RESULTS: Agitation scores were reduced in four out of six residents and there was an overall average reduction of 6.16 in pre and post scores on the CMAI. The therapy lifted the spirits of both residents and staff, and a therapeutic bond between the two groups developed. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Wu Tao is an experience for all, and it is possible that this therapy can reduce agitation and bring life and fun to residential facilities.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 250,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2018 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.