The therapeutic use of music in a care of the elderly setting: A literature review

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Abstract

• This paper reviews recent literature concerning the use of music and music therapy in health care. 

• Focusing particularly on the elderly, the use of music in relation to patients with dementia and Parkinsonism is examined. 

• Brief reference is also made to the use of music in pain control. 

• Although in this case, literature is not specific to care of the elderly settings, the results are still relevant to gerontological nursing. 

• Projects which achieved positive results in controlling pain perception could be transferable to a care of the elderly scenario, where chronic pain is often part of daily life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Music
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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