Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Music therapy for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias: A grant proposal
by Ramos, Megan E., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 64; 10032308
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to implement a music therapy program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There are over five million people in the United States who live with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to increase significantly. The costs of medication and the negative impacts of dementia require non-pharmacological treatments.

This program would be held at Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles in Los Angeles. The May and Stanley Smith Trust was chosen as the funding source. If funded, this program would not only improve the quality of life of individuals suffering living with dementia but also their caregivers. Through various forms of music therapy (individual and group, including activity therapy where participants play instruments) and a support group for caregivers, this program is expected to lead to positive impacts on a large scale.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn K.
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Gerontology, Music, Social work
Keywords: Alzheimer, Dementias, Grant, Music, Therapy
Publication Number: 10032308
ISBN: 9781339534848
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