- Subject index
‘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 ...
Introduction: The Main Underlying Themes of this Book
Purpose Five: Reminiscence to Promote Emotional and Social Stimulation with People who are Severely Disorientated
Purpose Five extends groupwork to make it relevant to those considered to be suffering from severe confusion/dementia. Reminiscence groupwork is often not considered as relevant in units serving people with dementia, because ‘they would not attend;’ ‘they'd wander’ and/or ‘they will be disruptive’. But we want people to attend groups if possible; or to be more specific, we want people to be able to receive stimulation, support, warmth in either individual or group formats, if possible. We do not want to deprive them unnecessarily of the benefits of groupwork. So, in this chapter, we will discuss: