L'efficacia del trattamento musicoterapico in pazienti con demenza di grado moderato-severo

Translated title of the contribution: The effectiveness of the music therapy treatment for patients with moderate-severe dementia

A. Raglio, M. C. Ubezio, F. Puerari, M. Gianotti, G. Bellelli, M. Trabucci, Daniele Villani

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Objective: This work focuses its attention on the observation and evaluation of the process and the outcome of music therapy treatment in moderate-severe dementia. The music therapy treatment will be eventually analyzed to prove its effectiveness from the cognitive, functional and behavioural point of view. Method: 8 patients (6 affected by Alzheimer disease and 2 with vascular dementia) were treated with music therapy and assessed with Mini Mental State Examination, Barthel Index and Neuropsychiatric Inventory before and after the treatment. At the same time a control group that hadn't been under any treatment, was observed with the same criteria. Outcome: The patients under treatment showed a significant statistical decrease in their behaviour disorders. On top of that they revealed an increase of positive relations and positive answers in the music therapy setting. Conclusions: The outcome confirms the assumption that music therapy treatment, together with these criteria of evaluation, can improve communication and relationship skills and reduce behaviour disorders in patients affected by moderate-severe dementia.

Translated title of the contributionThe effectiveness of the music therapy treatment for patients with moderate-severe dementia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Volume54
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Raglio, A., Ubezio, M. C., Puerari, F., Gianotti, M., Bellelli, G., Trabucci, M., & Villani, D. (2006). L'efficacia del trattamento musicoterapico in pazienti con demenza di grado moderato-severo. Giornale di Gerontologia, 54(3), 164-169.