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The Impact of Individualized Music on Individuals with Dementia

03 May 2020

This study investigates the benefits of personalized music for individuals with dementia and their family caregivers. Participants will be enrolled in the study for 3 weeks. During the first week the caregivers will complete a 30 minute 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 survey.


  • Age 18+
  • Family caregiver of an individual with dementia
  • All genders

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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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