Music Therapy Should Be Conjunctive Treatment for Dementia Patients Music Therapy Should Be Conjunctive Treatment for Dementia Patients Evidence based practice shows that music has had many positive effects on those with dementia when used as a form of treatment. In fact, some of the benefits that have resulted from music therapy are currently unachievable by other interventions. Music therapy is deﬁned as “controlled use of music and its inﬂuence on the human being to aid in physiological, psychological
easily lose track of conversations. Mr Marie reported that when it became worrying to him, he made an appointment to see their general practitioner (GP). She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Since the diagnosis, her husband became her main carer. Not long ago Mrs Marie had an instance when she became disorientated during shopping trip and had to be guided home by a neighbour. She is appears to be physically well and her home is clean and well equipped for both her and her husband. She seems
problems such as trouble in swallowing and constipation. Treatment for Parkinson’s is primarily focused in order to improve motor function, however, especially in later stages of the disease, a person with Parkinson’s may experience trouble speaking, dementia and depression, which may have greater impact on the persons’ quality of life. Using the Ferrans Conceptual Model, I will be discussing these elements: -Health and functional Domain -Social and economic Domain -Psychological/Spiritual Domain -Family
research to make an observable difference in the spouses caring for their loved ones with dementia. The problem spouses are facing while providing care for a loved one stricken with dementia can be overwhelming. First we assessed the quality of life in spouses caring for loved one with dementia. Second we wanted to provide concrete tools for the spouses who are the caregivers for loved ones with dementia. Thirdly we wanted to educate and instruct on improving quality of life for the spouses.