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
`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 de
Author: Jeffrey Dean Webster, MEdPublish On: 2002-06-27
A score of 4 or 5 was assigned to individuals who used their reminiscences to reach a new level of self-understanding (depending on the level of emotional involvement and evidence of perspective taking). The tone of the reminiscences ...
Author: Jeffrey Dean Webster, MEd
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"This book is a mind opener to many important issues of human behavior." -- from the Foreword by James E. Birren Reminiscence work continues to develop in exciting and productive ways. In this volume, Webster and Haight along with multidisciplinary contributors point out ways of improving the quality of life through the processes of reminiscence. They present examples of cutting-edge treatments in reminiscence work. Organized into sections, the book sets the stage with a valuable review of the literature and then focuses on conceptual issues, developmental/sociocultural contexts, special populations, and clinical applications. Topics addressed include: reminiscence and development in late life, personal identity/social discontinuity, spiritual reminiscence, story-telling, integrating reminiscence and life review techniques with therapy, and reminiscence groups for people with dementia, among them. Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work will help shape the direction of the field in the future and should be read by every practitioner, researcher, and senior undergraduate/graduate student interested in biographical approaches.
individuals who self-reportedly engage in a greater frequency of reminiscence are also individuals who have certain traits and characteristics that, perhaps, contribute to their greater responsiveness to the reminiscence process.
Author: Jon Hendricks
Robert Butler's call for life reviews has exerted a key influence on the way gerontologists have looked at reminiscence and remembering. Widely thought to be a helpful mechanism for integrating past and future, the process of life review needs better specification and evaluation based on sound research. ""The Meaning of Reminiscence and Life Review"" brings together both research and application pieces covering the range of possibilities. It examines important controversies and asks: ""Does it work?"" and ""What is the evidence?"" Given their own voice, what do old people say about looking back?
... 170–7 episodic 212–3 reminiscence as cognitive training for 49–50 role in meaning reconstruction 163–6 Memory Matters (MM) app 344 mental health closure 319 life review and 318–20 reminiscence therapy for 52–6 see also depression ...
Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Social Science
Examining recent research and practice on reminiscence, life review and life story work, this book offers critical accounts of the rapidly growing and extensive global literature, and highlights the continuing relevance and effectiveness of these therapeutic methods. The book includes examples of international practical projects, involving people of all ages, life circumstances, and levels of physical and cognitive functioning. Contributions from contemporary practitioners and researchers give a nuanced appraisal of the methods of engagement and creativity arising from the purposeful recall of our personal pasts. Chapters include reviews of technology, ethical issues including end of life care, working with people with mental health conditions, and working with people with dementia.
1959 advised old people to avoid reminiscences and by 1972 was researching its benefits. Butler (1963) is regarded as the pioneer of this change. He describes the review of one's past life as a normal and necessary task of old age and ...
Author: Clare Gillies
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.
The Roots&Branches model demonstrates how arts-based models of reminiscence can easily weave true-life stories with fantasy and imagination. For example, in 2002 Roots&Branches produced Playing Lear, an original production that used ...
Author: John A. Kunz, MS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"[A]s recently as fifty years ago people believed that reminiscing was a sign of senility....Today, along with a greater understanding of the significance of reminiscence we have seen the rising popularity of private memoirs in various forms, from oral histories by universities to audio and videotapes for family archives. John A. Kunz and Florence Gray Soltys have made a major contribution to the field by providing a framework for individuals and groups engaged in this enriching and important work." --Robert N. Butler, MD Finally, a book that takes a "big picture" look at the complexities of using life story work with older adults. Using the life story matrix as a framework, the authors and their contributors cover the complexities of reminiscence and life review, techniques and advice for making a personal story public, and the delicate balance of when to focus on content and when the process of telling one's life story can be therapeutic or destructive. Transformational Reminiscence teaches the reader how to use the full spectrum of life story approaches to enhance quality of life for older adults, ameliorate social and psychological problems, and intervene if they occur. Practical applications, anecdotes, exercises that help clarify the experiential side of the content, and helpful suggestions enhance each chapter and ensure a safe and ethical application of this technique. This book is a must read for anyone who uses a life story approach in his or her work with older adults or is teaching or supervising others in doing so.
Reminiscence can undo this by reinstating the uniqueness of the individual, giving them back their own identity. Belonging. Sharing reminiscence can be a great social activity in itself. Everyone has a unique history and while this sets ...
Author: Danny Walsh
This comprehensive guide provides a bumper book of original resource material for reminiscence and activities with older people for a whole year! Containing 52 sections of ideas and resource materials for each week of the year, this is an invaluable resource for activity organisers and group leaders in residential, day care and hospitals, and for anyone working with older people. There is a theme for each week, eg. Animals and pets, with corresponding ideas for social events, reminiscence, exercises and games, quizzes, art and crafts, as well as 'this week in history', good ideas', 'discussion topics', 'homework' and the option to personalise the week by recording local anniversaries and events alongside personal landmarks and details. The ideas are easy to use and are relevant for both groups and individuals, including those with mental health and cognitive problems. Some activities require some physical effort, others mental effort, but they are all adaptable to be fun and achievable. This book also includes an introduction to the nature and value of reminiscence and activities, and guidelines on 'how to do it'. Written by the author of "Groupwork Activities", this comprehensive resource provides hundreds of activity and reminiscence ideas - a fantastic resource.
Butler ( Lewis & Butler , 1974 ) noted that older adults have the need to review their life preparatory to death and that reminiscences serve to provide the material necessary for this review . Negative and positive reminiscence .
Author: Steven D. Koffman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Family & Relationships
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Group sessions provide the material Most of the research that we undertook for this project was in the form of group reminiscence sessions in day centres, sheltered units and pensioners' clubs where the eventual shows would be performed ...
Author: Pam Schweitzer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from real-life case studies, Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on the process of taking an oral history, creating from it a written script and developing that into a dramatic production, on whatever scale.