Dementia and reminiscence: not just a focus on the past

Julie I Swann
  • Nursing and Residential Care, December 2013, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/nrec.2013.15.12.790

Dementia and reminiscence: not just a focus on the past

What is it about?

This article explores the development of reminiscence as an activity in the care home. It describes how care staff can facilitate memory recall with residents by using person-centred methods.

Why is it important?

Dementia affects recent memories and often islands of memory are retained. It is important to have knowledge of a resident's past life, so that care staff understand these fragments of memories an can put them into conext

Perspectives

Mrs Julie I Swann

A resident's behaviour and conversation can be understood, with a knowledge of past life and lifestyles.

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