Influence d’un support musical sur la mémoire épisodique de patients Alzheimer au stade modéré

Abstract : Introduction: The aim of this randomized and controlled study on elderly Alzheimer's patients was to provide clinical evidence of the influence of the integration of music support in speech therapy. Positive results were expected in the episodic memory learning, general cognition and mood of participants.
Method: A protocol of intervention was performed in two nursing homes in the parisian suburb. Each participant (8 Alzheimer subjects, 4 healthy subjects) attended 12 individual sessions of cognitive and memory stimulation. Participants had to learn a short poem and various and adapted exercises were proposed to each of them. Depending on their group, music was included in the sessions.
Results: We conducted specific analysis of the assessments at different specific times: pre-intervention, post-intervention and one month later. It appears that music could disrupt disrupt episodic learning in Alzheimer's subjects. Significant positive effects on verbal short-term memory were noted, as well as encouraging results for general cognition and working memory.
Conclusion: This study does not provide consistent results in favour of an improved episodic memory for patients with Alzheimer disease. Many biases and an undersized sample leads us to remain cautious in terms of interpretations. Deeper researches should be undertaken on larger groups of population, with a longer stimulation.
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Claire Magnin, Alice Ding. Influence d’un support musical sur la mémoire épisodique de patients Alzheimer au stade modéré. Sciences cognitives. 2019. ⟨dumas-02168417⟩

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