Dementia, specifically Alzheimer's disease may be one of the most misunderstood threat to the geriatric population. Alzheimer's disease is an indiscriminate disease, which may affect anyone, regardless of race, ethnic group, gender, and socioeconomic class. Although pharmaceutical intervention options may be available, they may not provide adequate means of addressing the symptomology associated with the disease. Alternative non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music and art therapies may be better suited for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Research regarding music and art therapies as treatment options has yielded promising results. Furthermore, music and art therapies have thus gained popularity among geriatric care settings both as inpatient and in-home therapeutic wellness programs.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2018

Senior Project Advisor

Whitney Cassity-Caywood, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Human Services

Document Type