Journal article

HOMESIDE: home-based family caregiver-delivered music and reading interventions for people living with dementia: protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Felicity Anne Baker, Jodie Bloska, Sabine Braat, Anna Bukowska, Imogen Clark, Ming H Hsu, Tone Kvamme, Nicola Lautenschlager, Young-Eun Claire Lee, Agnieszka Smrokowska-Reichmann, Tanara Vieira Sousa, Karette A Stensaeth, Jeanette Tamplin, Thomas Wosch, Helen Odell-Miller

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological interventions to address behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) can have undesirable side effects, therefore non-pharmacological approaches to managing symptoms may be preferable. Past studies show that music therapy can reduce BPSD, and other studies have explored how formal caregivers use music in their caring roles. However, no randomised study has examined the effects on BPSD of music interventions delivered by informal caregivers (CGs) in the home setting. Our project aims to address the need for improved informal care by training cohabiting family CGs to implement music interventions that target BPSD, and the quality of life (QoL) and we..

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Grants

Awarded by Joint Programs for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) - National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Norwegian Research Council


Awarded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany


Awarded by National Centre for Research and Development, Poland


Awarded by National Centre for Research and Development and Alzheimer's Society, UK


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Joint Programs for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND), which includes joint funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1169867), Norwegian Research Council (Project number 298995), Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (01ED1901) and The National Centre for Research and Development, Poland JPND/04/2019-The National Centre for Research and Development and Alzheimer's Society, UK (grant no. 462).