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Singing while caring for persons with dementia
Mälardalens högskola.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2511-9502
Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd.
Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd.
2011 (English)In: Arts and Health, ISSN 1753-3015, E-ISSN 1753-3023, Vol. 3, no 1, 39-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Persons with dementia (PWDs) can suffer from major cognitive impairment, but are known to retain an ability to express both negative and positive emotions. Negative expressed emotions and resistance make caregiving problematic. Music Therapeutic Caregiving (MTC) – when caregivers sing for or together with PWDs during care – has been shown to decrease PWDs' negative expressed emotions and resistance, and increase positive expressed emotions. This single case study included two cases, two women with severe dementia, and measures expressed emotions and expressions of resistiveness to care during “usual” morning care situations and morning care situations with MTC. Video observations were conducted resulting in four recordings of usual morning care and four recordings of morning care with MTC. For analysis, the Observed Emotion Rating Scale and Resistiveness to Care Scale were used. Results revealed that in both cases, expressions of resistant behavior and negative emotions decreased, while expressions of positive emotions increased during morning care situations with MTC. The authors conclude that MTC may be an effective method for caregivers to use to facilitate care situations with PWDs, and also a way for PWDs to experience care situations as less unpleasant, and more joyful.

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2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 39-50 p.
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caregiver singing; dementia; intervention; Observed Emotion Rating
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21578DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2010.481289OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21578DiVA: diva2:932364
Available from: 2011-03-29 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2016-06-01Bibliographically approved

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