[Benefits of music therapy as therapy no pharmacology and rehabilitation moderate dementia.]

Author: Jiménez-Palomares M, Rodríguez-Mansilla J, González-López-Arza MV, Rodríguez-Domínguez MT, Prieto-Tato M.
Departamento Terapéutico Médico-Quirúrgico, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, España.
Conference/Journal: Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol.
Date published: 2013 Sep 17
Other: Pages: S0211-139X(13)00063-2 , Special Notes: [Article in Spanish] doi: 10.1016/j.regg.2013.01.008 , Word Count: 141

An in-depth review is presented the possible benefits of music therapy in relation to the cognitive and/or behavioural level of elderly patients with dementia. We have carried out a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, case-control and pilot studies published from January 2000 to January 2012 using the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, Dialnet and CSIC. We focused on comparison of music therapy as non-pharmacological therapy, in patients over 65 years of age with moderate dementia, with regular therapeutic and occupational treatment. Ten articles were selected based on the inclusion criteria. The analysis of the results suggest that music Therapy influences the elderly people with dementia in a positive way by improving levels of behavioural and cognitive functioning and social participation.
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Demencia moderada, Moderate dementia, Music therapy, Musicoterapia, Rehabilitación, Rehabilitation

PMID: 24053988