Abstract Title:

Effects of Using Music Therapy for Patients Suffering From Dementia.

Abstract Source:

Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2019 Jun 27. Epub 2019 Jun 27. PMID: 31261197

Abstract Author(s):

Hannah Trainor

Article Affiliation:

Hannah Trainor


The purpose of this study was to discuss the mental and physical effects of using music therapy with patients suffering with dementia. Like any type of therapy, there are guidelines for measuring the effects. Music therapy can be used as a substitute for pharmaceuticals with dementia patients. The earlier the diagnosis and the earlier treatment commences for dementia patients, the more likely the treatment will work. Music therapy can reach the part of the brain where we hold memories, which is why it is used as a treatment option for dementia patients. Alzheimer disease and dementia are among the most expensive diseases to treat. However, if the onset of dementia can be delayed, money can be saved. Medicare does not require that music therapy be offered in assisted living, nursing homes, or hospices. Areas of cost savings were identified as use of medication, length of nursing visits, and number and length of home health-aid visits, which can all be measured in total cost savings. For health care managers, it is imperative that new therapies such as music therapy be applied in health care facilities that treat dementia patients.

Study Type : Review
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Therapeutic Actions : Music : CK(412) : AC(47)

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