In this series of blog posts, we’ll be looking into the different types of alternative therapies associated with dementia. In this blog, we review reminiscence therapy:
Exercising your memory is important for people living with dementia. Talking about memories can help consolidate them. Reminisce therapy gives people living with dementia the opportunity to share memories as it allows patients the chance to talk about their past. To achieve this, you can use photos, objects, music and pieces of artwork.
Life story work is another way to achieve reminiscence therapy. You can arrange paper objects, such as photos, letters and other mementoes in a scrapbook. This can also be made digital for those comfortable with using technology.
Using reminiscence therapy can boost people’s mood and allows them to focus on positive aspects of their life, such as achievements. Another benefit is that reminiscence is a great way for loved ones to bond, especially when you feel like you’re losing connections to precious family members. Sharing stories and perusing photo albums, asking questions and conversing are all positive ways to engage in quality time.
We love to use this at Me2U Centre through playing music and inviting singers to perform popular songs that contain memories for our clients. If you or a loved one would like to know more about the types of therapy we provide here at Me2U, please get in touch with our friendly centre staff today.
Read similar blogs from us here.