Weise 2020

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Unclear
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Music // Waitlist control
Absolute Number of Participants
20
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
Nursing home
Primary outcomes
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
Key Points
"The intervention could be successfully implemented in the institutionalized care setting and stimulated significant improvements in sleep quality along with trends towards improvements in social participation and agitation. Nursing staff were highly satisfied with the intervention. Discussion: The results suggest that carefully implemented individualized recorded music interventions are well accepted by nursing staff and can improve BPSD for people in nursing homes. Individualized music interventions represent an innovative and inexpensive alternative to pharmacological interventions." Weise 2020