Music Therapy Reduces Agitation in Seniors

From McKnight’s, a great example of the benefits of music therapy.

Group music therapy in an eldercare setting reduces agitation and may be a useful tool in  managing aggressive behavior, according to a new study […]

Compared with residents who did not receive music therapy, the 30 residents who participated in the study exhibited fewer agitated behaviors at the end of the eight weeks. For example, an average CMAI score of 3.67 for screaming prior to receiving music therapy was reduced to a group mean score of 1.50 eight weeks later.

A drop from 3.67 to 1.50 isn’t just statistically significant, it’s actually a massive improvement over the control group. We should also note that SMPL’s own Music Player is a great tool to facilitate music therapy, both at home and in group settings.

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