Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Elaine Eshbaugh, Honors Thesis Advisor
Music therapy for older people; Dementia--Patients;
The purpose of this creative thesis is to communicate the effects MT and music being used therapeutically can have on three residents in the midstage of dementia caused by AD. Residents from Thalman Square Memory Care Unit at Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa and Parker Place Retirement Community in Parkersburg, Iowa participated in the exploration of this project. Three participants’ personal responses to music were recorded and made into a video documentary. This unique video contribution encapsulated each resident’s raw emotion and experience to impart the benefits of music interventions for caregivers and the general public’s understanding.
Year of Submission
School of Applied Human Sciences
McNair Scholars Program at UNI
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
1 PDF file (24 pages)
©2018 Gabrielle Woods
Woods, Gabrielle, "A song to remember : The effects of music therapy on individuals with Alzheimer's disease" (2018). Honors Program Theses. 343.