What is reminiscence in dementia care?
Reminiscence means looking back at the past and remembering happy memories. Reminiscence therapy is often used in the course of Dementia Care for people with dementia as it helps to create positive feelings. One of the biggest benefits of reminiscence is that it can utilise all the senses to help individuals remember events, people and places from their past lives.
Reminiscence activities can be really simple, which makes them easy to do. For example, simply talking to someone about their past, or telling stories about past events, can help individuals with dementia feel less isolated and more connected to the present.