Individualized Music Program is Associated with Improved Outcomes for U.S. Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.

@article{Thomas2017IndividualizedMP,
  title={Individualized Music Program is Associated with Improved Outcomes for U.S. Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.},
  author={Kali S Thomas and Rosa R Baier and Cyrus M. Kosar and Jessica A Ogarek and Alissa Z. Trepman and Vincent Mor},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={
          931-938
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to compare resident outcomes before and after implementation of an individualized music program, MUSIC & MEMORY (M&M), designed to address the behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD). SETTING 98 nursing homes trained in the M&M program during 2013 and 98 matched-pair comparisons. PARTICIPANTS Long-stay residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) residing in M&M participating facilities (N = 12,905… CONTINUE READING
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