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Reminiscence

Encouraging reminiscence greatly benefits the elderly, both individually and in social groups. Thinking of the past and recalling treasured memories not only provides relaxation and pleasure; self-identity and self-worth are strengthened, and opportunities to make friends and socialise are increased. Care Shop recognises the importance of remini...

Encouraging reminiscence greatly benefits the elderly, both individually and in social groups. Thinking of the past and recalling treasured memories not only provides relaxation and pleasure; self-identity and self-worth are strengthened, and opportunities to make friends and socialise are increased. Care Shop recognises the importance of reminiscence, and offers activities designed by experts to maximise the effectiveness of this proven form of therapy.


Elderly residents can gather together in groups to play reminiscence games, which help them to share memories of past events, places and people in a stress-free environment. Activities, tasks and questions in the games can act as useful triggers to aid recollection and prompt memories that may have been forgotten. Inhibitions and awkwardness are overcome by the structured format of the game, and relaxation and fun help reduce stress. Games encourage group participation and carers can either join in, or observe and monitor.


Manuals such as the Time To Remember Manual offer other ways for carers to interact with the elderly to help them to more easily access their long-term memories. It is often a struggle for the elderly to successfully recall recent events, which can lead to frustration and unhappiness; using visual stimuli to help the elderly reminisce can increase their mental and physical well-being and improve their sense of self worth and identity.

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