About this Research Topic
There are currently 55 million people living with dementia worldwide. It is the seventh leading cause of death among all diseases and one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people globally. Dementia has physical, psychological, social and economic impacts, not only for people living with dementia, but also for their carers, families and society at large (WHO, 2021). The increasing prevalence of dementia is placing a growing demand on care services to offer support. Previous research recognizes that non-pharmacological interventions are preferable to reduce responsive behaviors, improve or maintain functional capacity and reduce emotional disorders.
This collection will welcome and showcase a selection of articles around non-pharmacological interventions for people at risk for or living with dementia, authored by leaders in the field.
The work presented here highlights the broad diversity of research performed across the Psychology of Aging field and aims to put a spotlight on the main areas of interest.
This collection aims to further support Frontiers’ strong community by shining a spotlight on our authors' highly impactful research.
Keywords: Dementia, Non-pharmacological Interventions, Low Frequency Vibration, Singing, Music Therapy, Light Therapy, Cognitive Function
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