Music has calming effect on hospital dementia patients

24 September 2019 – BBC News

A study has discovered that playing music to dementia patients in A&E has a calming effect on them.

MP3 players were used to play music to people with dementia as part of an eight week pilot carried out by NHS Fife. It reduced agitation levels and patients became a lot less stressed.

The results of the study have led to calls from specialists for the widespread use of music in A&E wards.

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