Music sessions with orchestral players appear to reduce agitation and medication of patients, while improving mood and posture. The sessions were funded by Care UK, which runs 123 residential homes for elderly people, and overseen by Manchester University. The aim was to find out if classical music can improve communication and interaction, and reduce agitation for people in the UK living with dementia. Initial results show that the sessions have reduced the agitation and medication of dementia patients, while improving their mood and posture.
|TARGET GROUP:||People with dementia|
|MUSIC TYPE:||Western classical|
|TYPE OF STUDY:||Academic research|
|PERIOD OF STUDY:||10 weeks (pilot study)|