Music Therapy and Caregiving


Current Research:


  • Baker, F., Grocke, D., & Pachana, N. (2012). Connecting through music: A study of a spousal caregiver-directed music intervention designed to prolong fulfilling relationships in couples here one person has dementia. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 23, 4–19. UQ eSpace Absract
  • Clair AA. (2002). The effects of music therapy on engagement in family caregiver and care receiver couples with dementia. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2002 Sep-Oct;17(5):286-90. Pub Med Abstract
  • Clair AA,  Ebberts AG. (1997). The Effects of Music Therapy on Interactions Between Family Caregivers and Their Care Receivers with Late Stage Dementia. J Music Ther (1997) 34 (3): 148-164.doi: 10.1093/jmt/34.3.148. J of MT Abstract
  • Götell, E., Brown, S., & Ekman, S.L. (2002). Caregiver singing and background music in dementia care. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24(2), 195–216. doi: 10.1177/ 019394590202400208. Pub Med Abstract
  • Hammar, L. et al. (2011). Communicating through caregiver singing during morning care situations in dementia care. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 25(1), 160-168. Pub Med Abstract
  • Hanser, S. B., Butterfield-Whitcomb, J., Kawata, M., Collins, B. E. (2011). Home-based music strategies with individuals who have dementia and their family caregivers. Journal of Music Therapy, 48(1), 2-27. doi:10.1093/jmt/48.1.2. Journal of Music Therapy Full Article
  • Klein, C. M., & Silverman, M. J. (2012). With love from me to me: Using songwriting to teach coping skills to caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Journal Of Creativity In Mental Health, 7(2), 153–164. ERIC Abstract
  • Park, H. (2013). The effect of individualized music on agitation for home-dwelling persons with dementia. Open Journal of Nursing, 3, 453-459. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2013.36061. Scientific Research Full Article
  • Yoon Kyung Choi (2010). The Effect of Music and Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Anxiety, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Family Caregivers of Hospice Patients. J Music Ther (2010) 47 (1): 53-69 doi:10.1093/jmt/47.1.53. J of MT Abstract

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