Singing and music making: physiological responses across early to later stages of dementia [version 2].
Walker, N., Crutch, S. J., West J., Jones, F. W., Brotherhood, E. V., Harding, E. and Camic, P. M. 2021. Singing and music making: physiological responses across early to later stages of dementia [version 2]. Wellcome Open Research. 6, p. 150. https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16856.2
|Authors||Walker, N., Crutch, S. J., West J., Jones, F. W., Brotherhood, E. V., Harding, E. and Camic, P. M.|
Background: Music based interventions have been found to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia. More recently there has been interest in physiological measures to provide additional information about how music and singing impact this population.
Methods: This multiple-case study design explored physiological responses (heart rate-HR, electrodermal activity-EDA, movement, and skin temperature-ST) of nine people with mild-to-moderate dementia during a singing group, and six people in the later stages of dementia during an interactive music group. The interactive music group was also video recorded to provide information about engagement. Data were analysed using simulation modelling analysis.
Conclusions: Physiological measures may provide valuable information about the experiences of people with dementia participating in arts and other activities, particularly for those with verbal communication difficulties. Future research should consider using physiological measures with video-analysis and observational measures to explore further how engagement in specific activities, wellbeing and physiology interact.
|Keywords||Music; Singing; Interventions; Dementia|
|Journal||Wellcome Open Research|
|Journal citation||6, p. 150|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16856.2|
|Online||14 Jun 2021|
|Online||26 Oct 2021|
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|Deposited||24 Nov 2021|
Grant information: This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust  as part of the Created Out of Mind research programme.
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