Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reminiscence and Older Adults

Reminiscence is reflection or remembrance of an individual’s past. Most older adults can benefit from reminiscing, especially those with Alzheimer’s Disease.The benefits of reminiscence are endless but some of the major benefits include:

Increased quality of life
Enhanced self-esteem
Enhanced cognitive function
Increased emotional well-being
Promotion of self
Increased socialization & communication
Resolution of conflicts or unfinished business

Reminiscence Activity Ideas
Creative-Expressive activities
Small group discussions
One to One discussions
Family/nostalgic videos
Scrapbook
Shadow box
Bulletin board
Family tree
Autobiography
Videogrpahy
Personalized timelines
Create a cookbook
Family photos or memorabilia

For great resources and free downloads visit

http://www.recreativeresources.com/reminiscence.htm

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