1st Edition

The Uses of Reminiscence New Ways of Working With Older Adults

By Mark Kaminsky Copyright 1984
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    245 Pages
    by Routledge

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

    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‚Äôs 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


    Mark Kaminsky