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Self reminiscence of place: a conceptual study

Journal of Aging and Identity

Author: Chaudhury, H.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1999


This conceptual study looks at reminiscence of past places and selfhood for older people, especially people with dementia, living in long-term care facilities. Although the therapeutic potential of reminiscence, as well as the importance of places in one's life have been recognized, the potential benefits of place-based reminiscence remains untapped. This study critically reviews the existing literature in related substantive areas, synthesizes emergent major themes, and proposes a conceptual framework in approaching the relevant concepts. It is suggested that reminiscence of events and aspects associated with significant places from the past can offer a potentially therapeutic process in holding onto one's life experiences, and in turn present opportunities for preserving one's sense of self-identity.

Further Details

Publish Dates: December, 1999
Pages: 22
Volume: 4
Issue: 4
Section: 231
ISBN/ISSN: 1573-3491
Accession Number: August, 2010
Work Type: Journal article
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1023/A:1022835109862
Keywords: Geriatrics, dementia, housing, emotional
Reads: 183