As the elderly with dementia increase, many elderly people experience low self-esteem. As a result the cognitive and emotional stability of elderly are disturbed. Verbal communication becomes very difficult and confusing. This has a negative impact on the health of the elderly. Pharmacological treatment is considered less effective because it’s severe side effects. Non-pharmacological treatment was developed, one of which was through live therapy combining with music therapy. The study aims to determine the increase in cognitive abilities of the elderly in dementia before and after a live therapy review with music therapy in the Retirement Home facility.
Keywords : Life Review Therapy – Music Therapy – Cognitive Elderly with Dementia.