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Evaluation of a Reminiscence Activity for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Wolfe, Elaina M. (2013) Evaluation of a Reminiscence Activity for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

The present study examined the benefits of a brief reminiscence activity and the relationships between reminiscence, generativity, and personality in older adults. The activity was shown to be enjoyable, and participation resulted in an increase in episodic autobiographical memory. This increase was related to using reminiscence as a means of decreasing boredom and to the amount of reminiscence in general a participant tended to engage in. Furthermore, a significant positive relationship was found between generativity levels and using reminiscence to teach/inform others and to solve problems. In conclusion, this study highlights the efficacy of a brief reminiscence activity and shows a potential to positively impact the lives of older adults.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Elaina M. Wolfe
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 16:26
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2013 16:26
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/110

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