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This study examined the therapeutic role of a structured life review process in a randomly selected group of 60 homebound elderly subjects. Subjects were placed in three groups and tested on four dependent variables at the beginning and end of an 8-week period. These variables were life satisfaction, psychological well-being, depression, and activities of(More)
There are few interventions that help people with dementia retain or regain a sense of self. Thus, a controlled pilot study examined a life review/life storybook intervention, delivered by familiar care assistants to 30 people with dementia residing in assisted living facilities in Northern Ireland. A multivariate analysis of covariance showed significant(More)
  • B K Haight
  • 1991
This integrated review presents the state of the art in reminiscing and life review as derived from a review of the literature from 1960-1990. Reports, reviews, and research are categorized and critiqued with the purpose of clarifying the use of reminiscing for practice. Out of ninety-seven published articles describing reminiscing, only seven report(More)
This study examined the long-term effects of a structured life review process in a group of 52 homebound elderly clients. Subjects in three groups were tested three times on four dependent variables. At 8 weeks the experimental group, after receiving the life review process, showed significant gains on two dependent variables, life satisfaction and(More)
This study used a randomized pretest/posttest control group design to test the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture interventions in diminishing psychological and physiological changes associated with cocaine craving in 30 treatment-seeking cocaine-dependent patients. The experimental group received the real auricular acupuncture intervention, insertion(More)
Although the terms reminiscence and life review continue to be used interchangeably in the literature, they are separate interventions. This article describes the differences, similarities, and commonalities in these two nursing interventions by highlighting differences in goals, theory base, the nurse's role, and the client's role. The implementation(More)
This article offers basic instructions for performing a life review and running a reminiscence therapy group. The differences between the two modalities become apparent with the descriptions of the separate processes. Each use recall and memory to function. It is hoped that the descriptions and directions described will clarify the differences in(More)
There is a need for aging theories to become holistic and multidisciplinary with a life span focus. A theory is the construction of explicit explanations in accounting for empirical findings. A good gerontological theory integrates knowledge, tells how and why phenomena are related, leads to prediction, and provides process and understanding. In addition, a(More)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the Maris hypothesis that some people have relevant biographies and life histories that predispose suicidal careers. Using a life history approach, this paper reports differing themes in the lives of two groups of older women recently relocated to a nursing home--those who are satisfied with their lives and those who(More)
Snoezelen is a multisensory intervention delivered in a specially designed room with high-tech instruments. It is especially useful for end-stage patients with Alzheimer's disease. Snoezelen provides an enabling atmosphere in a failure-free environment. It has been a popular intervention in Great Britain and is just beginning to appear in the United States.