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Art therapy and music reminiscence activity in the prevention of cognitive decline

About the Course:

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a phase in cognitive decline when it is still possible to intervene to reverse the decline. Cognitive stimulation delivered through psychosocial interventions provides both psychological intervention and social stimulation to improve cognition. This course explores the use of art therapy (AT) and music reminiscence activity (MRA), to improve neurocognitive domain assessments in elderly people with MCI.

Publication Date:

12 July 2017 and 9 November 2018

Course Material Authors

Rathi Mahendran

Dr Rathi Mahendran graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1980 and completed the Specialist Training in Psychiatry in 1998. She subsequently trained in the UK and the US under Health Manpower Development Plan programs in 1989 and 1996 respectively. She was awarded Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee (UK) in 2013. Her interests are in psychopharmacology and medical education. She has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Mihir Gandhi

Mihir Gandhi has more than 10 years of academic and industry experience in statistical and clinical research for wide therapeutic areas, ranging from pediatrics and oncology to immunology. His expertise is in planning and designing of clinical trials of phase I to III. He has also worked on Medical Device, Bioequivalence and Bridging studies. He has also authored more than 35 peer-reviewed international journals.

Iris Rawtaer

Dr Iris Rawtaer graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009 and qualified as a specialist in Psychiatry in 2015. She went on to pursue a clinical and research fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in 2015. She is currently an Associate Consultant with the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore. She provides clinical care for both adult and elderly patients across ambulatory and domiciliary settings. She has a special interest in neurocognitive disorders and is actively involved in epidemiological and interventional studies of ageing.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the study protocol parameters and measured.

  2. Identify the 4 hypotheses.

  3. Summarized the improvement to both the AT and MRA groups.

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Art therapy and music reminiscence activity in the prevention of cognitive decline:study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Both articles are needed to answer the exam questions.

Art therapy is associated with sustained improvement in cognitive function in the elderly with mild neurocognitive disorder: findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial for art therapy and music

Both articles are needed to answer the exam questions.

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Course Number 102652
2 credit hours
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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