Tag: Reminiscence/Life story


Involving young players in football reminiscence

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Sporting reminiscence can have a significant impact on wellbeing, but what happens when the experience becomes intergenerational? Ian James and colleagues found out

Vol 26 No 1 Page 22-24


Life story work in dementia care – a new road map

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Life story work should promote personhood, wellbeing and connections with family and friends, argue Ruth Eley and Polly Kaiser. They call for an approach based on the “Five Ps”

Vol 25 No 2 Page 22


Life story work that brought wide benefits

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

A life story work project in an Essex NHS Trust both facilitated reminiscence and had much wider benefits in supporting people to live well. Steve Wood, Mary Kennedy and Peter Martin report on the findings of their study.

Vol 25 No 1 Page 26


‘Soul journey’ to feelings of renewal and fulfilment

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

“Soul Journey” is a film and exhibition project that aims to shatter common stereotypes and celebrate the creativity of people affected by dementia. Jeff Turner describes how the journey began and where it has led.

Vol 25 No 1 Page 20


Using sensory stories with individuals with dementia

Posted on July 25th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

People with dementia are prone to sensory deprivation, but symptoms like irritability and confusion can be avoided by using multisensory life stories. Rebecca Leighton, Coralie Oddy and Joanna Grace describe two successful approaches to sensory life story work

Vol 24 No 4 Page 28


Reading dementia: ‘Try your best to think from both sides’

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

How do we ‘read’ dementia and how much insight might people have into their own condition? Sarah Hesketh discusses an investigative project based on the stories of three people who lived in the same care home

Vol 24 No 2 Page 24


Participatory video and well-being in long-term care

Posted on January 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Film-making is an effective way of engaging people with dementia and improving their well-being. Andrea Capstick and colleagues explain how ‘participatory video’ gave one group an opportunity to tell their own story in film

Vol 24 No 1 Page 26 – 29


The Reminiscence Tea House

Posted on September 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

David Truswell, Mary Leung, Tom Lam and Gill Tan describe the development of the Reminiscence Tea House project, challenging stigma and providing peer support and information for the UK Chinese community

Vol 23, No 3, Pages 12-14


Reminiscence symposium

Posted on September 4th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Sue Benson reports on a meeting of experts and enthusiasts in reminiscence work

Issue 22 No 5 Page 18


Students lead on life stories

Posted on September 2nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Reinhard Guss and Ian Asquith report on a life story project in Kent which involved linking undergraduate psychology students with older people admitted to mental health in-patient NHS units in East Kent.

Vol 21 No 5 Pages 10-11



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