Hanne Mette O. Ridder

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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(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent reviews on music therapy for people with dementia have been limited to attempting to evaluate whether it is effective, but there is a need for a critical assessment of the literature to provide insight into the possible mechanisms of actions of music therapy. This systematic review uses a narrative synthesis format to determine evidence for(More)
BACKGROUND Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS), an observational outcome measure for music therapy with people with moderate to severe dementia, was developed from qualitative data of focus groups and interviews. Expert and peer consultations were conducted at each stage of the scale development to maximize its content validity. This study aimed to(More)
As more and more music therapy graduates have to create jobs for themselves and start programs from scratch, there is a need for music therapists to have skills in designing programs for a wide range of facilities and client groups. This paper empirically describes the design, development and co-ordination of a music therapy program in a Therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the popularity of music-based interventions in dementia care, there is a limited knowledge of how and why people with dementia find music beneficial for their well-being. A qualitative study was conducted to develop further insights into the musical experiences of people with dementia and explore the meaning of music in their lives. (More)
The development of Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS) Orii McDermott, Martin Orrell & Hanne Mette Ridder a Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, London, UK b Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy, Institute for Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Aalborg Øst, Denmark c Central and North West(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the psychometric properties of two adapted versions of the interpersonal communication competence scale (ICCS) that were applied to people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Construct validity was tested for both new scales and a factor extraction was performed on the proxy-rating version aiming to establish if it revealed(More)
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