Reminiscence and life review in the elderly.

B. A. Priefer, S. R. Gambert

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Reminiscence in skilled hands may be a useful adjunct when caring for older individuals. The individual may benefit psychologically from a feeling of increased self-esteem and control. Staff must clearly establish a modality in which to utilize reminiscence; goals must be set. Problems that may result from uncovering certain memories must be carefully dealt with and may even require the assistance of a skilled psychotherapist. Additional research is necessary to improve our understanding of this potentially useful interactional tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalPsychiatric medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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