Title

Music Therapy: A bridge to communication for familial caregivers of persons with dementia

Lead Author Affiliation

Music Therapy

Introduction

This study provides results from a qualitative case study that investigates (1) the dynamics inherent in the application of music therapy that facilitate interaction between familial caregivers and their loved one with dementia, (2) The importance of utilizing familiar music to support emotional reciprocity and meaningful communication, and (3) an accessible home-based music therapy model designed to aid more meaningful communication and interaction in familial caregiving dyads.

Location

DUC Ballroom A&B

Format

Poster Presentation

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Music Therapy: A bridge to communication for familial caregivers of persons with dementia

DUC Ballroom A&B

This study provides results from a qualitative case study that investigates (1) the dynamics inherent in the application of music therapy that facilitate interaction between familial caregivers and their loved one with dementia, (2) The importance of utilizing familiar music to support emotional reciprocity and meaningful communication, and (3) an accessible home-based music therapy model designed to aid more meaningful communication and interaction in familial caregiving dyads.