Music therapy in Greece and its applications in dementia and end-of-life care
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Tsiris, G. & Kalliodi, C. (2020) Music therapy in Greece and its applications in dementia and end-of-life care. Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, 12(2), pp. 233-249.
In this report we focus on music therapy in Greece and its applications in dementia and end-of-life care. Initially we offer an overview of music therapy in the country and outline key developments in terms of professionalisation, education, research and scholarship. Exploring these developments from a critical perspective, we acknowledge contemporary debates and their implications for the advancement of the field. This exploration offers a platform for understanding the current applications of music therapy in dementia and adult end-of-life care in Greece. We provide examples of recent projects and initiatives alongside broader considerations regarding the status of dementia and end-of-life care. We conclude by offering some perspectives for future potential developments in the field.