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Dementia study adds to calls for more funding of music therapy

January 17, 2018

The Guardian: The symptoms of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music, according to a report.

The study, which compiled existing evidence as well as talking to experts, found music can help people with dementia recall information and reduce symptoms such as anxiety, agitation and aggression.

It argued that not enough funding was being placed in this area and more work needed to be done to raise awareness and ensure more people can access this form of therapy.

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