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Dementia: When music is the Only Way In – An Emergency Intervention: Innovative Practice

Garabedian, Claire ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2243-4120 (2019) Dementia: When music is the Only Way In – An Emergency Intervention: Innovative Practice. Dementia. ISSN Print: 1471-3012, Online: 1741-2684 (In Press)

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Abstract

Music cannot only provide comfort and reduce agitation associated with dementia, but can also generate connections between all who are present. This article describes an ‘emergency’ music intervention conducted by the author during doctoral fieldwork, which illustrates how music was used as a medium for connection and comfort with a highly agitated person with advanced dementia. This experience provides strong support for increasing the training of musicians towards providing music for people living with dementia – particularly when other nonpharmaceutical methods are not proving effective.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sociology and political Science, general social sciences, general medicine,communication, care home residents, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, music, palliative care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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SWORD Depositor: Prof. Pub Router
Depositing User: Claire Garabedian
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 11:11
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 15:04
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7735

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