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Music therapy for Alzheimer's disease

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Music therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Music therapy (MT) has been used as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but its use remains mostly uninvestigated.[1] Results of studies investigating its effectiveness are promising, but further research is needed because these studies are of poor methodological quality.[2] Further research is needed to determine the mechanisms by which it may work, and to "delineate the most effective techniques".[3]


  1. ^ Wollen KA (September 2010). "Alzheimer's disease: the pros and cons of pharmaceutical, nutritional, botanical, and stimulatory therapies, with a discussion of treatment strategies from the perspective of patients and practitioners". Altern Med Rev 15 (3): 223–44.  
  2. ^ Blackburn R, Bradshaw T (October 2014). "Music therapy for service users with dementia: a critical review of the literature". J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 21 (10): 879–88.  
  3. ^ Koger SM, Chapin K, Brotons M (1999). "Is Music Therapy an Effective Intervention for Dementia?A Meta-Analytic Review of Literature". J Music Ther 36 (1): 2–15.  

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