The Treatment Of Alzheimer In The Context Of Musicotherapy

  • Maurício Caxias de Souza
  • Alany Bezerra da Rocha Alves
  • Dereck Sena de Lima
  • Lúcia Raiza Feitosa Alves de Oliveira
  • Juliana Kelly Batista da Silva
  • Elayne Cristina de Oliveira Ribeiro
  • Maria Emanuela Siqueira Lopes
  • Andreia Soares Aureliano
  • Givaneide Alves da Silva
  • Iasmim Diniz de Oliveira
  • Elisangela Costa de Oliveira
  • José Jailson Costa do Nascimento
  • Erick Giovanny da Silva Araújo
  • Wenislayne de Araújo Miranda
  • Maria Betânia Alexandre Bezerra
  • Camille Forville Siqueira
  • Khetlly Ingrid Teixeira Lobo
  • Maria Fabiana Bonfim de Lima Silva
  • Larissa Mendonça dos Anjos
  • Vanderssom Correia Lima
  • André Soares da Cunha


Objective: to explain in the scientific productions about the effects of music therapy in the symptomatic control of Alzheimer's disease.

Method: this is an integrative review with time cut from 1998 to 2017, carried out in the database: Web of Science, PubMed, EBSCO Information Service, Scopus, SciELO, BIREME e LILACS, descriptors: art therapy, Alzheimer disease; music therapy, nursing. Through the search question “The music therapy brings beneficial results for patients with Alzheimer's disease”. The articles were carefully analyzed with an adapted instrument considering their methodological characteristics and levels of evidence.

Results: fourteen articles were selected, twelve in foreign journals and two in national journals on complementary therapy and music therapy in the treatment of dementia/Alzheimer's disease.

Conclusion: Music therapy is effective in controlling anxiety, aggression, agitation and other typical Alzheimer's behavioral symptoms.

 Descriptors: Art Therapy; Alzheimer Disease; Music Therapy. Nursing.


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How to Cite
CAXIAS DE SOUZA, Maurício et al. The Treatment Of Alzheimer In The Context Of Musicotherapy. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 july 2022. doi:
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