[Assessment of the use of music therapy with nursing home residents]

Soins Gerontol. Jul-Aug 2017;22(126):16-20. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2017.05.004.
[Article in French]


A study analysed, on the one hand, the efficacy of the use of music therapy with residents and, on the other, the feasibility of the implementation of such a technique in nursing homes and in follow-up and rehabilitation units. In this context, music therapy seems to be an effective alternative to traditional approaches.

Keywords: behavioural disorder; music therapy; musicothérapie; non-pharmacological therapy; nursing home; quality of life; qualité de vie; resident; résident; thérapie non médicamenteuse; trouble du comportement; établissement d’hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • France
  • Homes for the Aged*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Music Therapy*
  • Nursing Homes*
  • Treatment Outcome