Music therapy from trained family caregivers fails to ease dementia symptoms, study finds
Oct 06, 2023
Previous research has found that therapy offered by professional music therapists reduce behavioral and psychological symptoms in people with dementia. Trained home-based caregivers don’t achieve the...
Listen up: Lockdown study reveals music’s role in modulating chronic stress
Jan 17, 2023
Music listening was linked to lower stress levels and improvements in mood during pandemic lockdowns. The researchers recommend music interventions to foster resilience during psychologically demanding...
Listening to favorite music may improve cognitive function of Alzheimer’s patients
Nov 10, 2021
Music that holds a special meaning stimulates the brains of Alzheimer’s patients in key areas, a new study finds. The results support personalized, music-based interventions for people with dementia,...
Music on the Move: San Diego music center hosts concerts for isolated seniors
Jun 30, 2021
Sorrento Valley-based Villa Musica is starting to bring music to isolated seniors across San Diego county with their ‘Music on the Move’ program as COVID-19 restrictions lift and seniors in long-term...
Music shows promise for ‘millions’ of older adults with cognitive impairment
May 19, 2021
A new analysis notes a promising link between music and cognitive benefits for older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
Calming music at bedtime improves elders’ sleep quality in study
Apr 22, 2021
Investigators found that older adults sleep better when they listen to music for 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime — especially if this habit is repeated for weeks.
In harmony: pCare and Coro Health team up on therapeutic music
Nov 18, 2020
pCare and Coro Health have integrated therapeutic music and spiritual support into pCare’s Interactive Patient System. The new offering is available to any pCare client, including nursing homes,...
Lunchtime music therapy reduces agitation in nursing home trial
Oct 13, 2020
Residents who heard calming music during midday meals exhibited fewer agitated and physically aggressive behaviors as measured using a validated rating scale.
Virtual music therapy program engages senior living residents cognitively, socially during pandemic
Oct 05, 2020
A collaborative music therapy program has safely engaged small groups of residents and hit its therapeutic marks during the pandemic, says a Cleveland senior living operator.
Incorporate music into elders’ lives, global council advises
Jul 02, 2020
The Global Council on Brain Health has released a set of recommendations that encourage the use of music as a brain health activity.