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The impact of individual reminiscence therapy for people with dementia: systematic review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22550983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This systematic review aims to review the potential psychosocial benefits of individual reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Five randomized controlled trials were identified. All were carried out in nursing or care homes, and several different approaches were represented. The studies reported some immediate and longer-term psychosocial benefits to people with dementia of individual reminiscence work, where this involved a life review process or personalized, specific reminiscence work. These benefits included mood, well-being and aspects of cognitive function. There was no evidence that the use of general reminiscence materials was associated with psychosocial benefits. The use of life story books and multimedia alternatives, with or without an associated life review process, does appear to be worth pursuing from both clinical and research perspectives.
Ponnusamy Subramaniam; Bob Woods
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of neurotherapeutics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1744-8360     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Neurother     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-03     Completed Date:  2012-09-05     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129944     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Neurother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Databases, Bibliographic / statistics & numerical data
Dementia / psychology*,  therapy*
Mental Recall*
Psychotherapy / methods*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Reality Therapy
Grant Support
G0300932//Medical Research Council

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