In 2012, the U.K. government launched its Dementia Challenge, authorizing additional funding for dementia research and health care. The search for curative medicines is ongoing, but scientific research reveals evidence that music can play a positive role in general health, and in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in particular. This article considers whether some of the challenges that dementia presents could be addressed through music therapy and proposes that biometric gaming might offer one means of channeling such associated health benefits to sufferers of dementia, even in the final stages of the disease.
Mitchell, H. R. (2015). Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge. Leonardo music journal : LMJ : journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 25(25), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1162/LMJ_a_00928