Welfare of the Elderly
Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia: The Place of Spiritual Reminiscence Work
- MacKinlay, Elizabeth Trevitt, Corinne
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Spiritual reminiscence is widely regarded as an effective means of facilitating communication, initiating and maintaining relationships and supporting hope in people with dementia. Based on the first major study into spiritual reminiscence work with this group, this book will provide practitioners with a thorough understanding of the theory and practice. The authors draw on the findings of the study, and on many case examples, to demonstrate the value of spiritual reminiscence in helping people to find meaning in the experience of dementia. Consideration is given to the benefits of humour, as well as to working in multi-cultural and multi-faith settings, and with people who do not have a religious faith. A section of the book is also devoted to the practicalities of designing and implementing spiritual reminiscence programs for small groups of people with dementia, and includes information on establishing and facilitating groups, with guidelines for best practice. This comprehensive yet accessible guide to spiritual reminiscence work is essential reading for dementia care practitioners, pastoral carers, aged care chaplains, activity coordinators and anyone else concerned with the wellbeing of people with dementia.
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