Music can be used as a healer in many diseases, although with different techniques, methods and theoretical issues. Recently, particularly in the last decade, even dementias have been an object of concern for musicotherapy and other healing practices involving sound and music. The increasing number of Alzheimer's diseases and dementias affected people, together with the limited therapeutical chances, has stimulated a growing interest for rehabilitation techniques, among which musicotherapy can be placed. About all these techniques there are still unsolved problems mainly related to the assessment instruments, to the effectiveness of the action, to the lasting of the positive effect after the treatment and, eventually, to the cost/efficacy relationship. After a brief introduction on musicotherapy, the Authors describe the theoretical and methodological concerns of the therapy they used, as well as its applicative practices.
|Translated title of the contribution||Musictherapy and dementia|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology