The new concept of music therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Ying Wang, Jian-lie Zhou

Abstract


Alzheimer's disease (AD) can induce cognitive impairment and serious damage to viability in AD patients. As a non-drug therapy, music therapy can improve cognitive function and improve quality of life in the patients. Numerous studies in recent years have been formed a new concept of music therapy for Alzheimer's disease: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies shown acting sites and mechanisms of music therapy in the brain, and clinical studies shown that music therapy can further reduce anxiety, depression and aggressive behavior in the patient. The authors believe that music therapy for AD patients is a safe, effective, and simple non-drug treatments, and should be widely applied.


Keywords


Alzheimer's disease; music therapy; clinical research



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14725/gjcr.v3n2a1448

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Global Journal of Clinical Report  

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