Rebecca Kreis

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence-based research of the literature on music therapy as an intervention for agitation in Alzheimer's dementia patients. An agitated behavior state continues to be one of the most challenging behavior states in caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. An extensive review of the literature showed that music therapy is a successful, easy to apply, low cost intervention for agitated behavior in Alzheimer's disease patients