[Remote] Beyond Listening: A music-based intervention

  • End date
    Mar 31, 2022
Updated on 16 June 2021


1.This study is for people with dementia and their family caregiver. 
2. The intervention is a 6-week psychoeducational, music-based workshop designed for caregivers of PWD. The caregiver will attend a one-hour, online session for 6 consecutive weeks. Caregivers will implement a daily caregiving routine that incorporates singing, music with movement and listening to relaxing music that will aid in reducing undesirable behaviors and create pleasurable interactions between caregivers and their spouses living at home with Alzheimer's or related dementias. 
3. Anyone in the NYC area may participate. 
4. Informed consent will be required. Additionally, questionnaires before and after the study will be requested to be completed by the caregiver. 
5. The study is free of charge. All dyads will receive a portable speaker and an iPod for use and participation during the study.


There will be one baseline visit, and two post tests (immediately following study and 3 months after). Each of these visits will take about 30 minutes. There will be 6 psychoeducational sessions that will last for one hour and will be held each week.

Study activities for caregivers may include: Answering questions over the phone Attending an online workshop with a music therapist once a week for one hour Singing, moving to music, or playing music for the care recipient twice a week for 30 minute Study activities for care recipients may include: Listening to music Engaging in music-based activities with caregiver

Condition Dementia
Clinical Study IdentifierTX271575
Last Modified on16 June 2021


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