Digital Reminiscence Therapy
Intended benefits of digital reminiscence therapy include:
1) Increased sense of identity through a continuous narrative of life events.
2) Improved mood by reflecting upon positive past experiences.
3) Increased sense that one’s life has value by including personal achievements.
4) Specific memories that are kept alive, if not otherwise revisited.
5) Caregiver knows the individual better and provides more focused person- centered care.
Related Research Studies Observations
“Depression was significantly decreased while engagement was significantly increased. Digital Reminiscence therapy proved an innovative approach to manage persons with dementia and thus help persons with dementia achieve a better mood and have more opportunities to engage in social interactions.”
“Participants, relatives, and care home staff viewed digital life storybooks as a positive experience; a very useful tool triggering memories. Participants showed improvement or stability in depression scores, were stimulated, experienced feelings of enjoyment, pleasure, and felt “excited” when watching.
It helped care staff see this as person-centered care while more learning about their client and seeing them as a person and to value their experience.”
Make the photo and video selection a family affair for your Life Story Video. Everyone a chance to reflect on cherished memories and the stories behind the photos!
An Impactful and Meaningful Life
The images and stories within the PocketBook Memory give validation to individuals, providing peace-of-mind and a tangible affirmation of the achievements in their meaningful life.
The PocketBook Memory was exclusively developed as a Memory Therapy Tool. Compared to a smartphone, it's easy-to-use, durable, inexpensive, and personalized!
Reduce Social Isolation
Sharing past experiences and memories is an enjoyable and stimulating activity that builds connections and relationships through similar experiences.
Reminiscence therapy can help strengthen memory in general, that allows seniors to develop a process for focusing and recalling, which can help them in day-to-day life.
Reminiscence therapy can provide reminders of their past and help them feel connected again, giving them a certain calmness and improving their mood and social interaction