Stimulating people with dementia to reminisce using personal and generic photographs

  title={Stimulating people with dementia to reminisce using personal and generic photographs},
  author={Arlene J. Astell and Maggie Ellis and Norman Alm and Richard Dye and Gary Gowans},
  journal={Int. J. Comput. Heal.},
Reminiscing is a positive pastime for people with dementia but little is known about selecting materials to prompt reminiscing, particularly whether personal items are more useful than generic ones. This paper reports two small studies, the first using personal stimuli (family photographs) and the second generic photographs of annual events to examine their relative effectiveness as reminiscence prompts for people with dementia. Story telling and the types of information people with dementia… 

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