The effect of baroque music on behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia

Nair, Balakrishnan (Kichu), Heim, Christian, Krishnan, Chitra, D'Este, Catherine, Marley, John and Attia, John (2011) The effect of baroque music on behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30 1: 11-15. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00439.x


Author Nair, Balakrishnan (Kichu)
Heim, Christian
Krishnan, Chitra
D'Este, Catherine
Marley, John
Attia, John
Title The effect of baroque music on behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2011-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00439.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 15
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology
2905 Community and Home Care
Formatted abstract
Aim: To study the effect of Baroque music in people with dementia.

Methods: Patients in a multicultural dementia-specific aged care facility were subjected to Baroque music in a cross-over study.

Results: There were significantly more behavioural disturbances during the weeks when Baroque music was played compared to control periods (0.2 more episodes per week, P= 0.01), and more episodes in the afternoon shift compared to evening shift (1 more episode per week, P= 0.001).

Conclusion: These results confirm that music can influence behaviour but is contrary to previous results.
Keyword Behavioural Disturbance
Dementia
Music
Residential Care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
 
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