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Reminiscence and life review with persons with dementia: which way forward?

SUMMARY Reminiscence-based activities have become extremely popular in residential hornes, hospitals and day centres which provide services for elderly persons suffering from dementia. This popularity seems to arise not so much from convincing empirical evidence of the effects of reminiscence, but rather from it now being implicitly recognized as a valued and enjoyable experience for both elderly persons and staff.