MUSIC THERAPY INTERVENTIONS FOR DEMENTIA: CLUSTER RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL

Grant number: 1137853 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

Music therapy interventions are increasingly used in aged care facilities across Australia, however Australian-based research that tests its effectiveness is scarce. In this study, we track the impact of group music therapy and group singing on levels of depression, cognitive function, quality of life, and other symptoms of dementia. By providing music therapy programs across sites in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, we will also evaluate the cost effectiveness of the intervention.