Reminiscence Therapy is a type of therapy that utilizes tangible prompts from a person’s past to illicit memories. Reminiscence Therapy (RT) has also been defined as “involves the discussion of past activities, events and experiences with another person or group of people, usually with the aid of tangible prompts such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past, music and archive sound recordings”.
Reminiscence therapy is one of the most popular psychosocial interventions in dementia care, and is highly rated by staff and participants. There is some evidence to suggest it is effective in improving mood in older people without dementia.
RESOURCE: Reminiscence therapy for dementia