Is Music Therapy Beneficial On Deterring Challenging Behavior For Dementia Sufferers?
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Is music therapy beneficial in minimising challenging behaviour for dementia sufferers?
Submission Date 5 May 2016
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Globally it is estimated that 46.8 million people are diagnosed and living with dementia. This figure is expected to double by 2030 reaching 74.7 million.(sources). As indicated by research, dementia incidence increases substantially with ages. Dementia is Prevalence in over the ages of sixty and varies across the world, from 8.7% in North Africa and the Middle East to 4.6% in Central Europe. In 2015, there was 4.9 million new diagnose dementia cases of which 2.5 million (25%) in Europe, 1.7 million (18%) in the Americas, 49% of the total in Asia, and 0.8 million (8%) in Africa. It has been suggested; these figures would double with most of those diagnosed coming from the developing nations (Ferri et al., 2005). Globally the cost of dementia has increased from US$ 604 billion to US$ 818 billion in 2010 and 2015 respectively.
From a public health perspective, dementia presents challenging issues to the sufferer, carers, and the health services (DH, 2009). The world Alzheimer Report (2013) indicates that the number