Usefulness of reminiscence therapy for community mental health
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2012 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 66, Issue 1, pages 74–79, February 2012
How to Cite
Fujiwara, E., Otsuka, K., Sakai, A., Hoshi, K., Sekiai, S., Kamisaki, M., Ishikawa, Y., Iwato, S. and Chida, F. (2012), Usefulness of reminiscence therapy for community mental health. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 66: 74–79. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02283.x
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Received 20 April 2009; revised 6 March 2011; accepted 1 October 2011.
- mental health;
- questionnaire survey;
- reminiscence therapy;
- training workshop
Reminiscence therapy workshops for health-care professionals (total, n = 105: four trainees in their 20, seven in their 30s, 13 in their 40s, 30 in their 50s, 41 in their 60, five in their 70s, one in their 80s, and four of unknown age) were held, and group work with reminiscence therapy was provided to local residents (total, n = 151; mean age, 73.6 ± 10.6 years). Comparison of pre- and post-workshop questionnaires showed that rates of interest and understanding of trainees increased after the workshop. Concerning group work, 89.2% of the participants felt that reminiscence therapy would prove helpful in their life. Reminiscence therapy may be useful in improving mental health in local residents.