Behavioral and endocrinological evaluation of music therapy for elderly patients with dementia.

  title={Behavioral and endocrinological evaluation of music therapy for elderly patients with dementia.},
  author={Mizue Suzuki and Masao Kanamori and Motoko Watanabe and Shingo Nagasawa and Emi Kojima and Hajime Ooshiro and Daiichirou Nakahara},
  journal={Nursing & health sciences},
  volume={6 1},
The present study investigated the effectiveness of music therapy for dementia patients using endocrinological and behavioral evaluations. The study comprised 10 patients with senile dementia who received music therapy; six had Alzheimer's dementia and four had vascular dementia. Music therapy was performed twice a week for 8 consecutive weeks (16 sessions). As a result, total scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) did not significantly change, but the scores of a subscale… CONTINUE READING

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