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The effect of no music, stimulative background music and sedative background music on agitated behaviors in persons with severe dementia



The effect of no music, stimulative background music and sedative background music on agitated behaviors in persons with severe dementia



Activities, Adaptation and Aging 19(1): 61-70



Twenty-eight severely regressed patients with dementias hospitalized at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Midwestern USA participated as subjects in this study. All patients, except for one, were male and all patients, except for one, had functional hearing. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of no music, stimulative background music and sedative background music conditions on the agitated behaviours of patients with severe dementias.

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DOI: 10.1300/j016v19n01_05


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