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Reminiscence. A supportive intervention for the person with Alzheimer's disease.
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PMID:  8583426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The person with Alzheimer's disease experiences multiple losses and transitions. The need for therapeutic interventions that preserve integrity, generate and maintain positive self-esteem, and enhance well-being is imperative. Reminiscence may be an appropriate nursing intervention to the cognitively impaired elderly. 2. The advantage of reminiscence as an intervention for the person with Alzheimer's disease is that the intervention focuses on remote memory; therefore, short-term memory becomes less important to both the participant and facilitator in the reminiscing activity. Props, such as photo albums and retrieval cues, may have to be used to stimulate the reminiscing activity. 3. Kovach's preliminary model of reminiscence, along with the observation of positive and negative affect as indicators of well-being, provide a framework for examining reminiscence as a supportive intervention with three individuals at different stages of Alzheimer's disease.
C A Rentz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0279-3695     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-18     Completed Date:  1996-03-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200911     Medline TA:  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-20     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alzheimer Disease / nursing*,  psychology
Mental Recall*
Models, Psychological
Psychotherapy / methods*

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