Live and recorded group music interventions with active participation for people with dementias: a systematic review
Clare, Amy and Camic, P. 2019. Live and recorded group music interventions with active participation for people with dementias: a systematic review. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 12 (3), pp. 197-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2019.1675732
|Authors||Clare, Amy and Camic, P.|
Background: This literature review examined the existing evidence base for the impact of both live and recorded music interventions involving active participation in a dementia population. Methodology: PsycINFO, Medline, CINAHL, Web of Science, PubMed and Cochrane Library were searched and 15 studies met inclusion criteria.
Results: There was a positive impact on behavioural and psychological symptoms, quality of life, communication and some aspects of cognitive function; methodological limitations, however, make it difficult to offer firm conclusions. Interventions using recorded music resulted in more consistent positive behavioural and psychological outcomes, whereas interventions using live music reported a benefit to communication and relationships.
Conclusions: Although live and recorded music showed benefits, and should be considered in dementia care, the use of different outcome measures made definitive comparisons problematic. In order to better understand mechanisms of change, one future research area should explore how group music interventions affect communication by more closely assessing processes during live and recorded music.
|Keywords||Music; Dementia; Group music; Communication; Psychological symptoms; Quality of life|
|Journal||Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice|
|Journal citation||12 (3), pp. 197-220|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2019.1675732|
|Funder||Canterbury Christ Church University|
|National Health Service|
|Online||04 Oct 2019|
|01 Sep 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||03 Jun 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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