Individualized Music in Persons with ADRD

Individualized Music For Persons with Dementia

Linda A. Gerdner PhD, RN, FAAN was the first to develop and test the use of individualized music for the non-phamacological management of agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The protocol has been tested by researchers and implemented by clinicians in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, France, Norway,  South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Dr. Gerdner’s evidence-based guideline was originally published in 1996 and is in its 5th edition.

Facilities who wish training and consultation either onsite or via skype, following this presentation, are encouraged to contact Dr. Linda Gerdner by e-mail ( or phone (319-572-4131). Cost will be negotiated based on the individual needs of each facility.