Dementia and Non-Pharmacological Interventions: Comparing Different Interventions and Agitation Levels

Catherine Brent, Jennifer Orlinski
2022 Journal of student research  
Agitation is one of the most prevalent symptoms among Dementia patients. To conclude which type of intervention eases agitation most efficiently, art-centered interventions and music-centered interventions were conducted and observed. Behaviors observed during musical interventions included patient participation, singing, and dancing while behaviors observed during art-centered interventions included bonding over complaints. To ensure accuracy, the observed results are compared with scores on
more » ... e Quality of Life Scale. Both results show Dementia patients favor music, decreasing the amount of agitation displayed.
doi:10.47611/jsrhs.v11i1.2377 fatcat:tirctilgrbbtjmlox34qkit3zu