The Therapeutic Purposes of Reminiscence

The Therapeutic Purposes of Reminiscence

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`I was impressed with the accessibility of the book, offering a guided tour through the history, context and purposes of reminiscence therapy, the range of applications from promoting social and emotional stimulation to reminiscence as psychotherapy. It also provides a brief overview of its theoretical underpinnings... As a book for health professionals interested in reminiscence work, it is a must for the shelf... most importantly it emphasizes the need for adequate training and supervision for those undertaking this type of work... the authors [also] provide a very good working guide to the assessment process' - Aging and Health In this practical and accessible book, leading exponents of reminiscence work declient, by using informal conversation, to participate on a one-to-one basis in discussing a topic that is familiar to them and ... living situation on which to focus and use as a conversation starter is both helpful to staff and client in getting the ball rolling. Again, you can use everyday objects that are familiar to the clients, in addition to music, reading material, the menu, ... the glass and replace it with stiff pale coloured card or sugar paper on which you can stick your pictures with Blue- tac.

Title:The Therapeutic Purposes of Reminiscence
Author:Mike Bender, Paulette Bauckham, Andrew Norris
Publisher:SAGE - 1998-12-28


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