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The Therapeutic Use of Music on Agitated Behavior in Those With Dementia

Goodall, Debby BSN; Etters, Lynn BSN

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Clinically, nursing has long recognized dementia behaviors—agitation, aggression, wandering, and general confusion—to be a significant patient problem as well as a major stress to nursing staff and caregivers. Although there is no cure, much can be done to improve these patients' daily care and, ultimately, their quality of life.

Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.

Corresponding author: Debby Goodall, BSN, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.