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Reminiscence Resource Manual

Reminising

Remembering ones past can bring a great amount of satisfaction and understanding for anyone. For the elderly, it confirms who they are, what they have achieved in their lives and a chance to revisit happy times. For those suffering from dementia, it is an easy way to talk about things they do remember.

Reminiscence therapy is the process of recalling personal experiences from an individual’s past. The theory behind reminiscence therapy is that an individual’s function is improved by decreasing demands on the impaired cognitive abilities and focusing on the preserved ones.

Our Reminiscence Resource Manual covers many different subjects including:

  • Benefits
  • When reminiscing brings up difficult, sad or distressing emotions
  • Engaging the person
  • Tips for successful conversation

and many more.

 

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