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Piano playing skills in a patient with frontotemporal dementia: a longitudinal case study

@inproceedings{Hsieh2009PianoPS,
  title={Piano playing skills in a patient with frontotemporal dementia: a longitudinal case study},
  author={S. Hsieh and E. Mioshi and Felicity A. Baker and O. Piguet and J. Hodges},
  year={2009}
}
  • S. Hsieh, E. Mioshi, +2 authors J. Hodges
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Patients with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can continue to play the piano skillfully despite profound cognitive impairment. It has been suggested that this may be because these skills have been well-rehearsed and become automatic motor movements. Less is known about how these musical skills may be related to the performance of everyday functional abilities and, also, how the ability to play a musical instrument may be affected in other dementia types. Recordings of a patient diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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