Mentor/s

Dr. Dudley Smith

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Alzheimer’s Disease negatively impacts multiple aspects of one’s life including, but not limited to, physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral abilities, as well as the ability to complete activities of daily living (ADL’s). There are not many treatment options in order to improve the overall quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients, which in turn, improves the quality of life of their caregivers. Multiple research studies were compared through recruiting people aged 65 and above with mild to severe Alzheimer’s Disease to participate in different types of music intervention programs. Through analyzing the following research experiments, it was found that music therapy generally had a positive effect on the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and those who are caring for them. The results of these studies can be useful in treating Alzheimer’s patients through implementing music intervention programs as a form of therapy in order to improve their mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral abilities.

College and Major available

College of Health Professions, Health Science

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HS-355-BB Dr. Dudley Smith

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Carlie Corrigan, Health Science Major Global Health Concentration, Honors Student, Class of 2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Methodology: The Effects of Music Therapy on Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease negatively impacts multiple aspects of one’s life including, but not limited to, physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral abilities, as well as the ability to complete activities of daily living (ADL’s). There are not many treatment options in order to improve the overall quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients, which in turn, improves the quality of life of their caregivers. Multiple research studies were compared through recruiting people aged 65 and above with mild to severe Alzheimer’s Disease to participate in different types of music intervention programs. Through analyzing the following research experiments, it was found that music therapy generally had a positive effect on the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and those who are caring for them. The results of these studies can be useful in treating Alzheimer’s patients through implementing music intervention programs as a form of therapy in order to improve their mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral abilities.

 

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