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Type: Journal article
Title: The effect of Baroque music on behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia
Author: Nair, B.
Heim, C.
Krishnan, C.
D'este, C.
Marley, J.
Attia, J.
Citation: Australasian Journal on Ageing, 2011; 30(1):11-15
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1440-6381
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Balakrishnan (Kichu) Nair, Christian Heim, Chitra Krishnan, Catherine D'Este, John Marley, John Attia
Abstract: Aim:  To study the effect of Baroque music in people with dementia. Methods:  Patients in a multicultural dementia-specific aged care facility were subjected to Baroque music in a cross-over study. Results:  There were significantly more behavioural disturbances during the weeks when Baroque music was played compared to control periods (0.2 more episodes per week, P= 0.01), and more episodes in the afternoon shift compared to evening shift (1 more episode per week, P= 0.001). Conclusion:  These results confirm that music can influence behaviour but is contrary to previous results.
Keywords: behavioural disturbance
residential care.
Rights: © 2010 The Authors
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00439.x
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