Singing benefits older people – including those with COPD

A study investigating the available research into music and singing, looks at how it may be used therapeutically by nurses in caring for older people. It identifies benefits relating to dementia as well as specific disorders including COPD, osteoarthritis pain, post-operative delirium and sleep difficulties. The study concludes that the evidence base to support the benefits of music and singing is increasing, and says that nurses may contribute to appropriate interventions and referrals.

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Originally posted: September 28th, 2010


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