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Reminiscence Work

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Course
  • Cambridge (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Research has shown that reminiscence work helps to stimulate levels of cognition, increase communication ability, and improve quality of life for people with dementia. It enables older people to maintain a feeling of purposefulness and a sense of self. It also restores self-esteem and helps them to build meaningful relationships with others.

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Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Cambridge
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

Self-esteem
IT
Quality
Dementia
Quality Training
Communication Training

Course programme

Research has shown that reminiscence work helps to stimulate levels of cognition, increase communication ability, and improve quality of life for people with dementia. It enables older people to maintain a feeling of purposefulness and a sense of self. It also restores self-esteem and helps them to build meaningful relationships with others.

Reminiscence work can be implemented in residential/nursing homes, day care settings and hospital in-patient units. Knowing and valuing each individual's past experiences is a fundamental element in practising person-centred care.

The process of reminiscence work with older people is full of enjoyment, stimulation and is a rewarding experience. It establishes and promotes communication between older people and their carers. The individuality of older people can be highlighted through their recall of unique and revealing personal history.

In this workshop you will cover topics including:

  • Introduction to different forms of reminiscing.
  • Skills to plan/organise/facilitate a reminiscence group.
  • Identifying resources and themes.
  • Individual and small group work.
  • Understanding communication with people who have dementia.
  • Consolidation of values and attitudes in working with people who have dementia.