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Dementia, Music and Biometric Gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge

Dementia, Music and Biometric Gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge In 2012, the U.K. government launched its Dementia Challenge, authorizing additional funding for dementia research and health care. The search for curative medicines is ongoing, but scientific research reveals evidence that music can play a positive role in general health, and in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in particular. This article considers whether some of the challenges that dementia presents could be addressed through music therapy and proposes that biometric gaming might offer one means of channeling such associated health benefits to sufferers of dementia, even in the final stages of the disease. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Dementia, Music and Biometric Gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2015 – Dec 1, 2015

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
©2015 ISAST
Subject
Articles and Notes
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/LMJ_a_00928
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Abstract

In 2012, the U.K. government launched its Dementia Challenge, authorizing additional funding for dementia research and health care. The search for curative medicines is ongoing, but scientific research reveals evidence that music can play a positive role in general health, and in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in particular. This article considers whether some of the challenges that dementia presents could be addressed through music therapy and proposes that biometric gaming might offer one means of channeling such associated health benefits to sufferers of dementia, even in the final stages of the disease.

Journal

Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2015

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