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The Impact of Individualized Music on Dementia Patients and Caregivers

03 May 2020

This study investigates the benefits of personalized music for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Participants who choose this study will be enrolled for 3 weeks. During the first week the caregiver will complete a survey, including information about their loved one’s music preferences. In the second and third weeks, the caregiver will (1) conduct 3; 30 minute daily music sessions with a personalized playlist using a CD provided by the researcher and (2) complete a short survey.


  • Age 18+
  • All genders
  • Family caregiver of an individual with dementia
  • Individual with dementia must be able to hear music

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at California State University San Marcos

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