Title

Effects of Calming Music on the Level of Agitation in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Residents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

DOI

10.1177/153331759501000105

Version

Citation

Publication Title

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Care and Related Disorders & Research

Subject Categories

Nursing

Abstract

This study examines the use of music as a strategy to decrease agitated behavior in cognitively impaired nursing home residents. Twenty agitated subjects, 68 to 84 years of age, were exposed to 15 minutes of calming music on two occasions. Agitated behavior scores were recorded before, during and after the musical intervention using the Agitated Behavior Scale. Results indicate that a statistically significant reduction in agitated behavior occurs both during (p.

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