“Music & Memory” and improved swallowing in advanced dementia

  title={“Music \& Memory” and improved swallowing in advanced dementia},
  author={Dan Cohen and Stephen G. Post and Angela Lo and Robin Lombardo and B Pfeffer},
  pages={195 - 204}
Background Dysphagia and difficulty with eating affects a significant portion of individuals with advanced dementia. Such problems with oral intake can have serious health consequences including mealtime distress, dehydration and malnutrition, aspiration, reduced quality of life, and increased mortality risk. Design We present the first data indicating that “Music & Memory” interventions improve swallowing in individuals with advanced dementia, thereby making oral feeding easier and potentially… 

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