The Art and Science of Reminiscing Theory: Research, Methods, ApplicationsBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7012.1103a (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1103
- Helen Matthews
Ed Barbara K Haight, Jeffrey D Webster Taylor and Francis, pounds sterling35, pp 323 ISBN 1 56032 298 5
One of the things that attracted me to old age psychiatry was an interest in my patients' wealth of life experience. Recent anniversaries have reawakened powerful memories of the second world war in many people with very diverse effects.
Regarding dementia, much of the interest now is not so much in trying to reorient patients to the present, but in making use of and sense of those reminiscences that …