Date of Publication

Winter 1-23-2019


Alzheimer's dementia can lead to a decreased quality of life in patients through the manifestation of inappropriate behavioral and psychological signs and symptoms. Music therapy has been shown to decrease agitation and disruptive behaviors in patients with dementia, although improvement in overall cognitive function was minimal. However, there is evidence showing an increase in grey matter in those who actively participate in music activities. Our goal in this study is to focus on how participation in rhythm-based activities affects quality of life.


Judith Christensen

UVM Larner College of Medicine

Ellen Meagher

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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease

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