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...
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.
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.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 25
Sep 25, 2020
Music program guidelines for dementia caregivers published … CDC chief: 90% of Americans not yet immune to COVID … Statins appear to reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol … COVID...
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.
Slow music shows promise for ventilator patients
Mar 10, 2020
Intubated individuals who listened to slow-tempo music had fewer days of delirium and less need for sedative drugs, according to researchers.
A milestone for Music & Memory
May 16, 2017
With how much positive press and research surrounding the benefit music can bring to people with dementia, it came as somewhat of a shock to me to find there had never been a nationwide study of the Music...
Don’t pump up the jams: study
Apr 06, 2015
Playing music too loud, or even just in the background too much, could impede seniors’ ability to remember simple concepts, including names.
What long-term care can learn from Van Halen
Mar 18, 2015
David Lee Roth, best known for being the theatrical frontman of the rock band Van Halen, is a decision-making genius whom long-term care providers can learn a lot from.