Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The power of memory: Nursing home recreates old streets to help residents

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According to the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), reminiscence is a psychosocial intervention used with older people and in dementia treatment.

In many nursing home settings, items like old photographs and records of yesteryear are used to introduce a sense of familiarity to the elderly and often as a means to kick-start conversations.

“Its therapeutic value is in its promotion of self-esteem and a positive self-image. This helps seniors better manage the impact of ageing,” AIC said.

It said reminiscence spaces help those with dementia to trigger memories from the past, and has a grounding and calming effect.

NTUC Health Nursing Home in Chai Chee went a step further by using real pushcarts, complete with wooden chairs and tables for residents to mingle, transforming the year to the 60s.

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/the-power-of-memory-nursing-home-recreates-old-streets-to-help-9093606