Reminiscence and Life Story Work: A Practice Guide
by Faith Gibson
Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those who are looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches ... Show synopsis Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those who are looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, benefiting both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition of "Reminiscence and Recall" is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work. It will enable carers and health and social care practitioners to develop the attitude, knowledge and skills they need to use reminiscence with people of all ages, individually or in groups, and in residential or community settings. Topics covered include reminiscing with couple and groups, inter-generational reminiscence, social inclusion through reminiscence and working with people with sensory and learning disabilities, dementia, depression and terminal illnesses. Authoritative yet accessible, this book is the ideal starting point for any professional taking up reminiscence work, as well as for carers who want to deepen their knowledge and increase their ability to help others in less formal ways.