Effect of reminiscence therapy on depressivity and cognitive function at elders in long-term care.

Authors: J. Siverová;  R. Bužgová;  R. Poláková
Authors‘ workplace: Dům sociálních služeb, Městská nemocnice Ostrava 1;  Ústav ošetřovatelství a porodní asistence, Lékařská fakulta, Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě 2;  Ústav pro výzkum a aplikace fuzzy modelování, Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě 3
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2016, 5, č. 1: 15-18
Category: Original Article/Study


Reminiscence therapy is a psychosocial intervention which is currently applied in elderly care only marginally even though it plays an important role in their social life. Research results focused on use of reminiscence in elderly care present positive findings in the area of communication and mood influence, life satisfaction and cognitive functions. The objective of our work was to research the influence of reminiscence therapy on the presence of depression symptoms and condition of cognitive functions at elders in long-term care.

reminiscence – elderly – depression – cognitive function


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