Course

MUSC-480-DC1 Senior Inquiry

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

2018

Disciplines

Music | Psychology

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

Depression and loneliness are significant psychological symptoms that often go unnoticed in older adults. Group music therapy with older adults provides an opportunity to alleviate depression through shared music making, reminiscing, and forming new connections with other individuals. This paper explores the implications of using music therapy to alleviate depression in an older adult population as found in prior research on this topic, advocating for group music therapy over individual therapy as a means to establish connections during old age.

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