Reminiscence – A Comparison of Conventional Therapeutic and Computer-Based Interactive Methods
Toshiyo Tamura*,**, Mariko Ohsumi***, Daisuke Oikawa****,
Yuji Higashi****, Toshiro Fujimoto****, Takatoshi Suenaga*****,
and Noriaki Kuwahara**,******
*Chiba University, Graduate School of Engineering
**ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories
***Geriatric Health Care Services Facility Green Home
****Fujimoto Hayasuzu Hospital
*****Kumamoto University, School of Medicine
******Kyoto Institute of Technology
Reminiscence therapy using photographs and a PC to present the same image was compared using images of an old-style Japanese fireplace and a washboard. Subjects undertook reminiscence therapy for a 5-minute session and we used snap reading method for analysis. Each activity was counted at 5-second intervals for 3 minutes of a 5-minute session. Subjects gazed at and made positive replies about both images, and no significant difference was seen between the two methods. We concluded that PC-based reminiscence therapy can be used effectively in conjunction with standard reminiscence therapy.
-  R. N. Butler, “The life review: An interpretation of reminiscence in the aged,” Psychiatry, 26, pp. 65-76, 1963.
-  CIRCA,
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