Research Studies of How Music and Video Affects Alzheimer's Disease Patients
Richard V. Olsen, PhD, B. Lynn Hutchings, M Arch, Ezra Ehrenkrantz, FAIA
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias May 1, 2000
The present study developed and systematically evaluated two inventions (Musical Memory Lane and Video Memory Lane) which present nostalgic music and videos to 15 plus day care clients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an easy-to-access, push button, picture format.
Nicholas R.Simmons-Stern, Andrew E.Budson, Brandon A.Ally
Neuropsychologia Volume 48, Issue 10
Musical mnemonics have a long and diverse history of popular use. In addition, music processing in general is often considered spared by the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
Weizhou Tang, MSW; Kate Olscamp, MPH; Seul Ki Choi, PhD; Daniela B Friedman, PhD
Interactive Journal of Medical Research Vol 6, No 2 (2017)
Objective: This study aims to examine video characteristics, content, speaker characteristics, and mobilizing information (cues to action) of YouTube videos focused on Alzheimer's disease.
H. B. Svansdottir and J. Snaedal 
International Psychogeriatrics Volume 18, Issue 4 Dec. 2006
Conclusions: Music therapy is a safe and effective method for treating agitation and anxiety in moderately severe and severe AD. This is in line with the results of some non-controlled studies on music therapy in dementia.
Lola L.Cuddy and Jacalyn Duffin
Medical Hypotheses Volume 64, Issue 2, 2005, Pages 229-235
A case study is presented of an 84-year old woman with severe cognitive impairment implicating AD, but for whom music recognition and memory, according to her caregivers, appeared to be spared.
Amee Baird & Séverine Samson
Neuropsychology Review 13 February 2009
In this paper, we review the current research examining musical memory in patients with AD. In keeping with models of memory described in the non-musical domain, we propose that various forms of musical memory exist, and may be differentially impaired in AD, reflecting the pattern of neuropathological changes associated with the condition.
Carol A. Prickett, Randall S. Moore
Journal of Music Therapy, Volume 28, Issue 2
Ten patients whose diagnosis was probable Alzheimer's disease and who resided in an Intermediate Care Facility in a state hospital were assessed for recall of material, both sung and spoken, with which there was lifelong familiarity. 
Guétin S., Portet F., Picot M.C., Pommié C., Messaoudi M., Djabelkir L., Olsen A., Cano M.M., Lecourt E., Touchon J.
Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 2009; 28:36–46
Numerous studies have indicated the value of music therapy in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent pilot study demonstrated the feasibility and usefulness of a new music therapy technique. The aim of this controlled, randomised study was to assess the effects of this new music therapy technique on anxiety and depression in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer-type dementia.
Linda A. Gerdner
International Psychogeriatrics Volume 12, Issue 1
This study tested Gerdner's mid-range theory of individualized music intervention for agitation. An experimental repeated measures pretest-posttest crossover design compared the immediate and residual effects of individualized music to classical “relaxation” music relative to baseline on the frequency of agitated behaviors in elderly persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD)
Kumar, Adarsh M; Tims, Frederick; Cruess, Dean G; Mintzer, Michael J; et al. 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Vol. 5, Iss. 6
Conclusion: Increased levels of melatonin following music therapy may have contributed to patients' relaxed and calm mood.
Irish M., Cunningham C.J., Walsh J.B., Coakley D., Lawlor B.A., Robertson I.H., Coen R.F.
Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 2006;22:108–120
The enhancing effect of music on autobiographical memory recall in mild Alzheimer’s disease individuals (n = 10; Mini-Mental State Examination score >17/30) and healthy elderly matched individuals (n = 10; Mini-Mental State Examination score 25–30) was investigated.
Melissa Brotons, PhD, MT-BC, Patricia Marti, MM
Journal of Music Therapy, Volume 40, Issue 2, Summer 2003, Pages 138–150
The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a pilot project sponsored by a private foundation in Spain (“Fundació la Caixa”), in order to demonstrate some of the applications of music therapy, and to measure more systematically some of its effects on people with a probable diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) in early-moderate stages of the disease, and their family caregivers.