FAST FACTS: Non-Drug Treatment: Music
Music therapy: Listening to (or playing) music as a form of enjoyable distraction.
Your Loved One May Enjoy:
How Does it Work?
Research indicates that listening to your preferred style of music can:
Assisting with Music Therapy
What Else You Should Do
Adapted from: 1. Fouladbakhsh, J.M., et al., Nondrug therapies for pain management among rural older adults. Pain Manag Nurs, 2011. 12(2): p. 70-81. 2. The Nursing Home Pain Management Algorithm Clinical Trial, R01 NR009100, 7/1/05 – 4/30/10; Mary Ersek (PI) Used with permission of Mary Ersek and HPNA (2009).
1.Lunde, Sigrid Juhl*; Vuust, Peter; Garza-Villarreal, Eduardo A.; Vase, Lene., May 2019; Music-induced analgesia: how does music relieve pain?, PAIN, Volume 160, Issue 5, p 989-993.
Revised January 2022