Further evidence points to the efficacy of music therapy for dementia patients, in terms of facilitating improvements in psychological wellbeing and reducing disruptive behaviour in care home environments.
Research based at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge indicates that training care home staff to use music can result in benefits for dementia patients and offer an effective method of managing / reducing BPSD.
Hsu, MH. Flowerdew, R. [and] Parker, M. [et al] (2015). Individual music therapy for managing neuropsychiatric symptoms for people with dementia and their carers: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility study. BMC Geriatrics, July 18th 2015, 15, 84. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).