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Wendy 22nd May 2014 Student/Carer

How To Structure Reminiscing Sessions For Seniors

I am currently studying Leisure and Health Cert IV at Tafe and volunteering in an Aged Care facility. Also my Mum has Alzheimers and I have noticed nearly all of our conversations for the last couple of years have been based around her reminiscing. She is bringing up some painful memories, such as when her mother died, losing her first child at 6 weeks old and my Dad going off to the Vietnamn war. I think when she experienced all of those things people never talked about their pain or suffering and often did it in silence and alone which has left some unhealed wounds. The idea of a life review really resonates with me and I can see how it would help Mum and others. I am keen to learn more about this process and the training available.