Selected Bibliography: Older Adults

Ashida, S. (2000). The effect of reminiscence music therapy sessions on changes in depressive symptoms in elderly persons with dementia. Journal of Music Therapy, 37 (3), 170-182.

Bridges, M.S. & Prickett, C.A. (2000). Song repertoire across the generations: A comparison of music therapy majors’ and senior citizens’ recognitions. Journal of Music Therapy, 37 (3), 196-204.

Brotons, M. & Marti, P. (2003). Music therapy with Alzheimer’s patients and their family caregivers: A pilot project. Journal of Music Therapy, 40, 138-150.

Brotons, M., Koger, S., & Pickett-Cooper, P. (1997). Music and dementias: A review of literature. Journal of Music Therapy, 34 (4), 204-245.

Carruth, E.K. (1997). The effects of singing and the spaced retrieval technique on improving face-name recognition in nursing home residents with memory loss. Journal of Music Therapy, 34 (3), 164-186.

Cevasco, A.M. & Grant, R.E. (2003). Comparison of different methods for eliciting exercise-to-music for clients with Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Music Therapy, 40, 41-56.

Clair, A.A. & Ebberts, A.G. (1997). The effects of music therapy on interactions between family caregivers and their care receivers with late stage dementia. Journal of Music Therapy, 34 (3), 148-164.

Coffman, D.D. & Adamek, M.S. (1999). The contributions of wind band participation to quality of life of senior adults. Music Therapy Perspectives, 17 (1), 27-31.

Gregory, D. (2002). Music listening for maintaining attention of older adults with cognitive impairments. Journal of Music Therapy, 39, 244-264.

Groene II, R. et.al. (1998). The effect of therapist and activity characteristics on the purposeful responses of probably Alzheimer’s disease participants. Journal of Music Therapy, 35 (2), 119-136.

Hamburg, J. & Clair, A.A. (2003). The effects of a movement with music program on measures of balance and gait speed in healthy older adults. Journal of Music Therapy, 40, 212-226.

Haneishi, E. (2001). Effects of a music therapy voice protocol on speech intelligibility, vocal acoustic measures, and mood of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Music Therapy, 38 (4), 273-290.

Hintz, M.R. (2000). Geriatric music therapy clinical assessment: Assessment of music skills and related behaviors. Music Therapy Perspectives, 18 (1), 31-40.

Johnson, G., Otto, D., & Clair, A.A. (2001). The effect of instrumental and vocal music on adherence to a physical rehabilitation exercise program with persons who are elderly. Journal of Music Therapy, 38 (2), 82-96.

Koger, S.M. & Brotons, M. (2000). The impact of music therapy on language functioning in dementia. Journal of Music Therapy, 37 (3), 183-195.

Koger, S.M., Chapin, K., & Brotons, M. (1999). Is music therapy an effective intervention for dementia? A meta-analytic review of literature. Journal of Music Therapy, 36 (1), 2-15.

Otto, D. et.al. (1999). The influence of background music on task engagement in frail, older persons in residential care. Journal of Music Therapy, 36 (3), 182-195.

Silber, F. (1999). The influence of background music on the performance of the mini mental state examination with patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Music Therapy, 36 (3), 196-206.

Suzuki, A.I. (1998). The effects of music therapy on mood and congruent memory of elderly adults with depressive symptoms. Music Therapy Perspectives, 16, 75-80.

Thomas, D., Heitman, R., & Alexander, T. (1997). The effects of music on bathing cooperation for residents with dementia. Journal of Music Therapy, 34 (4), 246-259.

Zelazny, C.M. (2001). Therapeutic instrumental music playing in hand rehabilitation for older adults with osteoarthritis: Four case studies. Journal of Music Therapy, 38 (2), 97-113.

* Selected bibliography compiled by Rachelle Norman, MT-BC. Updated 5/06.

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