Reminiscence Work with Old People

Reminiscence Work with Old People

By the late 1960s and 1970s, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists were starting to use life review and the validation of life experiences in old age in their work with old people. Although large numbers of old people ...

Author: Clare Gillies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489929853

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

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Perhaps being old is like having lighted rooms Inside your head, and people in them, acting People you know, but can't quite name. Philip lArkin This book is about those very old people who have a great many memories but few friends left to share them with. It is about valuing and using their memories to enhance the quality of their lives, that is, about reminiscence work. Many professionals offer this help to older people, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists, as do families and voluntary workers. Its elements can be incorporated into day-to-day contacts with older people or it may take place in more structured settings. The transitional period from mature middle age to dependent old age is neither distinct nor precise. It does not occur at an identifiable time, it may be prolonged and it may not be obvious to the old people or their families. Loss of autonomy; the inability to cope unaided with the tasks of daily living, and increasing physical and mental frailty probably signal the area of transition. The diminished self-confidence that some old people feel at this time may be compounded by personal loss and financial difficulties; enforced changes in their lifestyles may also add to their confusion.
Categories: Psychology

Group and Individual Work with Older People

Group and Individual Work with Older People

Reminiscing can have beneficial effects for individuals, people in group situations and the people working with them. Woods et al. (2005) found that people with dementia showed improved cognition, mood and general behaviour after ...

Author: Julie Heathcote

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857003178

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Being active is fundamental to a person's sense of physical and mental wellbeing, and the need to engage in purposeful and meaningful activity does not diminish with age. However, common effects of ageing, such as reduced vision and hearing, arthritis, dementia, and in some cases social isolation, can affect an older person's ability to participate in therapeutic and recreational activities. Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this practical resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes with their clients, either individually or in groups. The authors guide the reader through the processes of group and individual work, and provide step-by-step instructions for a range of activities, including arts and crafts, music, drama, movement, relaxation, reminiscence, and day-to-day tasks such as taking care of personal hygiene and preparing food and drinks. The book also describes the importance of assessing and evaluating activity-based work, with examples of completed evaluation and assessment forms. Useful case studies and self-reflective activities for the facilitator are included throughout. This book will be an invaluable for occupational therapists, creative arts therapists, health and social care practitioners and all other professionals working with older people.
Categories: Medical

Aging

Aging

In that sense, reminiscence could be described as an adaptive feature of old age (Coleman, 1974), ... All these methods can be useful for practitioners who work with older people, but techniques to encourage reminiscence as a form of ...

Author: Harry R. Moody

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412969666

Category: Social Science

Page: 537

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Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course. Thoroughly revised throughout, this Sixth Edition updates developments in each sub-specialty including nine new readings, new international highlight boxes, and offers a more visually accessible two-color format.
Categories: Social Science

Counselling Older People

Counselling Older People

Reminiscence work became popular during the late 1960s , when the benefits to older people of reviewing their life and validating their life experience were recognized . Klein et al . ( 1965 ) found that many older people needed help ...

Author: Steve Scrutton

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0340719486

Category: Aged

Page: 260

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This text is unique in its application of counselling principles to the specific problems of the older person. The book seeks to demystify counselling and present the counseller as 'carer and friend', not therapist and psychoanalyst. Counselling Older People 2/e has been thoroughly revised and updated and takes into account the changes in practice. There is now a more practical bias with many case studies and examples from a wide cross-section of ethnic groups. The text addresses the social, psychological and practical concernsof older people, and looks at how counselling can be used to help.
Categories: Aged

Older People And Community Care

Older People And Community Care

Gibson (1994: 47) distinguishes between general and specific reminiscence work which can be undertaken with individuals or groups: The term 'general' reminiscence work refers to well-prepared work that uses a variety of multi-sensory ...

Author: Hughes, Beverly

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335191567

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Older People and Community Care sets social and health care practice with older people firmly in the context of the new community care arrangements and the consequent organizational trends towards a market culture. However, it also questions the relative lack of attention given by professionals to issues of structural inequality in old age, compared for example to race and gender. Thus, the book tackles a double agenda: * How can community care practice be suffused with anti-ageist values and principles? Addressing this question the book sets out the foundation knowledge and values which must underpin the development of anti-discriminatory community care practice and examines the implications for practitioners in terms of the essential skills and inherent dilemmas which arise. Older People and Community Care is essential reading for all those working with and managing services to older people, and who aspire to make empowerment for older people a reality.
Categories: Social Science

Reminiscence Work with Old People

Reminiscence Work with Old People

Philip lArkin This book is about those very old people who have a great many memories but few friends left to share them with.

Author: Clare Gillies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0412580705

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

View: 669

Perhaps being old is like having lighted rooms Inside your head, and people in them, acting People you know, but can't quite name. Philip lArkin This book is about those very old people who have a great many memories but few friends left to share them with. It is about valuing and using their memories to enhance the quality of their lives, that is, about reminiscence work. Many professionals offer this help to older people, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists, as do families and voluntary workers. Its elements can be incorporated into day-to-day contacts with older people or it may take place in more structured settings. The transitional period from mature middle age to dependent old age is neither distinct nor precise. It does not occur at an identifiable time, it may be prolonged and it may not be obvious to the old people or their families. Loss of autonomy; the inability to cope unaided with the tasks of daily living, and increasing physical and mental frailty probably signal the area of transition. The diminished self-confidence that some old people feel at this time may be compounded by personal loss and financial difficulties; enforced changes in their lifestyles may also add to their confusion.
Categories: Psychology

The Therapeutic Purposes of Reminiscence

The Therapeutic Purposes of Reminiscence

Reminiscence for all The first point we want to make is simple . Reminiscence work has been tied to working with the elderly . There may be theoretical reasons for this . For example , the psychotherapist Robert Butler suggests that the ...

Author: Mike Bender

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026040

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

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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 describe the purposes and techniques of reminiscence and set out detailed guidelines on how to implement and conduct a wide range of reminiscence activities with different types of client. Highlighting its tremendous diversity and potential - and its special ability to allow people of all ages and abilities to communicate deeply about their lives - the authors separate out the different aims of reminiscence, which include intellectual or social stimulation, allowing people to leave behind them a cultural legacy, or a means of intergenerational communication. They show clearly how each can be directly beneficial either to clients or their carers, or for improving the culture of the arena in which the activity is being carried out.
Categories: Psychology

Readings in Psychotherapy with Older People

Readings in Psychotherapy with Older People

Reminiscence in Aging and Its Implications for Social Work Practice by Allen Pincus , Ph.D. Reminiscence is often squashed in our society as the babblings of the old . However , reminiscence as an intrapersonal event has possible ...

Author: Steven Steury

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754081208252

Category: Geriatric psychiatry

Page: 244

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Categories: Geriatric psychiatry

Evidence Based Treatment with Older Adults

Evidence Based Treatment with Older Adults

Reminiscence and life review: therapeutic interventions for older people. The Nurse Practitioner, 19(4), ... In J. D. Webster & B. K. Haight (Eds.), Critical advances in reminiscence work: from theory to application (pp. 218–232).

Author: Nancy Kropf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190682231

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Evidence Based Treatment with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research provides a detailed examination of five research-supported psychosocial interventions for use with older adults: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, life review/reminiscence, problem solving therapy, and psychoeducational/social support approaches. These interventions address the diversity of mental health conditions and late-life challenges that older adults and their family members experience. Detailed explanations of the approaches, skills, and strategies employed in each intervention are provided, as are adaptions for use of the interventions with older adults. Vignettes are also used to demonstrate the use of specific practice skills and techniques with older clients. The theory undergirding each approach and the historical development of the interventions is explained, and provides the reader with a rich understanding of background and context of each therapy. In addition, the distinct issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse/misuse for which evidence exists are highlighted. Research support for application of the interventions in community-based, acute care, and long-term care settings and in individual and group formats is also discussed. Finally, implementation issues encountered in therapeutic work with older adults are described as are accommodations to enhance treatment efficacy. In sum, this book provides a comprehensive overview of evidence based psychosocial interventions for older adults; it is ideal for students and mental health professionals interested in clinical work with older adults and their families.
Categories: Social Science

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Also remember that people of all ages reminisce, not just old people. There is a widely held belief that older people reminisce more than younger people. This is probably not true for spontaneous recall by older people who are living ...

Author: Faith Gibson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 306

View: 167

Previously published under title: Reminiscence and recall.
Categories: Health & Fitness