Efficacy of Music Therapy in the Treatment of Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

@article{Raglio2008EfficacyOM,
  title={Efficacy of Music Therapy in the Treatment of Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia},
  author={Alfredo Raglio and Giuseppe Bellelli and Daniel D. Traficante and Marta Gianotti and Maria Chiara Ubezio and Daniele Villani and Marco Trabucchi},
  journal={Alzheimer Disease \& Associated Disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={158-162}
}
BackgroundMusic therapy (MT) has been proposed as valid approach for behavioral and psychologic symptoms (BPSD) of dementia. However, studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this approach are lacking. ObjectiveTo assess MT effectiveness in reducing BPSD in subjects with dementia. MethodFifty-nine persons with dementia were enrolled in this study. All of them underwent a multidimensional assessment including Mini Mental State Examination, Barthel Index and Neuropsychiatry Inventory at… 

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