Reminiscence therapy

Simplified definition

A method used to help someone with memory loss remember past events thanks to familiar pictures or objects.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“A psychological intervention that involves the discussion of past activities, life events and experiences to help people, particularly older adults, to cope with depression or their present situation.”
Source: Termium Plus. Reminiscence therapy. [Internet]. March 2009 [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

Reminiscence therapy attempts to use props, sensory stimulation, and talk therapy to spur remembrance of times past.”

Source: A Place for Mom. What is Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022].

Note

  • “Reminiscence” means sharing memories and life experiences.
  • Reminiscence therapy often consists in group activities, which enables patients to have social interactions.

Synonym(s)

Life review therapy

Abbreviation(s)

RT

Reminiscence therapy : RELATED DEFINITIONS

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