The Science Behind
A clinical trial and decades of peer-reviewed research back our philosophy of using music first — before invasive treatments — to improve health outcomes.
Clinically-Proven: MusicFirst Dramatically Reduces Depression and Agitation
Researchers at UC Davis’ Center for Mind and Brain examined the effects of Coro Health’s customized music programming in a controlled, randomized, 16-week trial of assisted living facility residents with moderate to severe dementia. The results were profound: participants exhibited rapid and sustained drops in depression and agitation as measured by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory, Neuropsychiatric Inventory, and Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia. The findings were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Music and Medicine.
Music program use reduced depression by 54%
Program use reduced agitation by 34%
MusicFirst Transforms The Resident Experience
In a Carlton Senior Living survey, eldercare providers at residential facilities using MusicFirst reported significant improvements across a broad spectrum of categories.
64% decrease in negative dining behavior
73% increase in activity participation
73% improvement in ability to wake up
55% increase in engagement
Survey Shows: Satisfied Staff and Improved Outcomes
A selection of stories from Silverado Senior Living, where staff saw remarkable changes among the facility’s residents after introducing MusicFirst.
Improved appetite: Mr. H used to struggle with finishing his meals. His caregiver reports that “he cleaned his plate” while listening to MusicFirst in dining area.
Increased engagement: Staff say Mr. C became more social after the introduction of MusicFirst: seeking connection, and reaching for their hands.
Better sleep: Caregivers report Mrs. W found it easier to sleep with the help of a personalized MusicFirst program.