Individualized Music Intervention
What is an Individualized Music Intervention?
Individualized music is defined as that which has been integrated into the persons life and is based on personal preference. If the person is not able to articulate personal preference, selection can also be made by a knowledgeable family member.
Important elements for a successful experience are:
- Identification of specific music preferences.
- Optimal effectiveness is achieved by implementing individualized music a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the peak level of agitation.
Purpose of the Intervention:
- To promote collaboration between staff and family in the assessment and implementation of individualized music in an effort to prevent or alleviate agitation.