Researchers to study music program for nursing home residents with dementia

September 20, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, Brown University researchers plan to conduct a randomized trial of whether a nursing home program that involves listening to a personalized music playlist can improve care and outcomes among residents with dementia.

“While MUSIC & MEMORY has been introduced to many residents with dementia living in nursing homes over the past few years, there is little systematic data on how the program is implemented nor on how it affects the behavior of the population of nursing home residents with dementia,” said Vincent Mor, professor of health services, policy and practice at Brown’s School of Public Health and principal investigator on the grant of up to $3.7 million over five years. “Our study will remedy this by systematically documenting how well the program is able to positively affect the lives of people who are exposed.” READ MORE