Combining music and life story work to enhance participation in family interaction in semantic dementia: a longitudinal study of one family's experience.

KINDELL, J., WILKINSON, R., SAGE, Karen and KEADY, J. (2017). Combining music and life story work to enhance participation in family interaction in semantic dementia: a longitudinal study of one family's experience. Arts and health : an international journal for research, policy and practice, 10 (2), 165-180.

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    Abstract

    Background: Semantic dementia is a rarer dementia, classified as a type of frontotemporal dementia and a variant of primary progressive aphasia. Studies examining conversation in this condition and interventions to enhance participation in family life present as gaps in the research literature. Methods: Working with one family on a longitudinal basis, this study used conversation analysis and narrative analysis to provide a detailed assessment of communication . This information was used to design an individually tailored life story intervention to facilitate family interaction: a co-produced life story music DVD. Results: This intervention offered the family a resource that allowed the person with semantic dementia to display areas of retained competence and enhanced participation in interaction in a way that was not typically present in everyday conversation. Conclusions: It is argued that fostering greater opportunities for such in-the-moment connections is an important goal for intervention, particularly when language may be significantly compromised.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2017.1342269
    Page Range: 165-180
    Depositing User: Helen Garner
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 15:25
    Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 17:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16155

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