Neuropsychiatric symptoms that result from dementia can take a great toll on not only the patient, but the patient’s caregivers. In 2015, Hsu et al. conducted a feasibility study investigating the preliminary effects of a five-month music therapy treatment program on neuropsychiatric symptoms in individuals with a diagnosis of dementia. The study was carried out in two United Kingdom nursing homes, with one-on-one sessions with a qualified music therapist who was registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Continue reading
A growing area of research interest has been on the use of music for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and other respiratory diseases.
In celebration of the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 we are doing a roundup of articles published in the last few months. Continue reading
One topic that we have been interested in at MTRB is a comparison between music therapy and recreational music making. A recent study compared the two with older adults experiencing depression. Continue reading
Recently, Bidabadi et al. (2015) conducted a randomized clinical trial to compare the results of standard treatment (pharmacotherapy/cognitive-behavioral therapy) against standard treatment with the addition of twelve sessions of receptive music therapy over a month-long period. Continue reading
The two below articles are free access, so you can follow the link and read this current research! Continue reading