1st Edition

The Uses of Reminiscence
New Ways of Working With Older Adults

ISBN 9780866562850
Published January 1, 1984 by Routledge
245 Pages

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Book Description

The meaning and value of reminiscence in the lives of elders is beautifully explored.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: A Time for Reclaiming the Past

  • I. Modes of Practice
  • Transfiguring Life: Images of Continuity Hidden Among the Fragments
  • The Passion of of Recollection
  • Snug Harbor: Workshops at the National Maritime Union
  • A Stage for Memory: Living History Plays by Older Adults
  • At the Center of the Story
  • Tapping the Legacy
  • Heal, Body, Heal: Invocations to Hope and Health
  • About Ending
  • Minerva’s Doll
  • II. Concepts and Practices
  • The Uses of Reminiscence: A Discussion of the Formative Literature
  • Reminiscence and the Recovery of the Public World
  • Journey Through the Feminine: The Life Review Poems of William Carlos Williams
  • Old People, Poetry, and Groups
  • Realities of Aging: Starting Points for Imaginative Work with the Elderly
  • A Kind of Odyssey
  • III. Appendix
  • IV. Notes

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