“H.O.P.E.” Hold On Pain Ends: Effects of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression for Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease

t b a

Abstract


Elderly with Alzheimer Disease may experience various adverse effects on physical and psychological functions, especially depression level. Effective intervention may reduce depressive symptoms. Therefore, the current study aims to investigate the effect of individualized reminiscence therapy on depression levels among the elderly with Alzheimer's disease. The findings showed that individualized-reminiscence therapy significantly affects the elderly with Alzheimer's depression level. In conclusion, a reminiscence was beneficial through stressful life changes, reduce depressive symptoms, improving life satisfaction and having better quality of life among elderly with Alzheimer's.


Keywords


Alzheimer’s disease; Depression; Reminiscence therapy

References


Chang, H. C., & Chien, H. W. (2018). Effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy for people living with dementia in a daycare centers in Taiwan. Dementia, 17(7), 924–935.

Chen, T. ji, Li, H. jie, & Li, J. (2012). The effects of reminiscence therapy on depressive symptoms of Chinese elderly: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1.

Duru Aşiret, G., & Kapucu, S. (2016). The Effect of Reminiscence Therapy on Cognition, Depression, and Activities of Daily Living for Patients with Alzheimer Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 29(1), 31–37.

Hsieh, C. J., Chang, C., Su, S. F., Hsiao, Y. L., Shih, Y. W., Han, W. H., & Lin, C. C. (2010). Reminiscence group therapy on depression and apathy in nursing home residents with mild-to-moderate dementia. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 2(2), 72–78.

Jonsdottir, H., Jonsdottir, G., Steingrimsdottir, E., & Tryggvadottir, B. (2001). Group reminiscence among people with end-stage chronic lung diseases. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35(1), 79–87.

Juan C. Meléndez Moral, Flor B. Fortuna Terrero, Alicia Sales Galán & Teresa Mayordomo Rodríguez (2015) Effect of integrative reminiscence therapy on depression, well-being, integrity, self-esteem, and life satisfaction in older adults. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10:3, 240-247.

Kikuchi, T., Uchida, H., Suzuki, T., Watanabe, K., & Kashima, H. (2011). Patients’ attitudes toward side effects of antidepressants: An Internet survey. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 261(2), 103–109.

Lök, N., Bademli, K., & Selçuk-Tosun, A. (2019). The effect of reminiscence therapy on cognitive functions, depression, and quality of life in Alzheimer patients: Randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(1), 47–53.

Maslakpak, H. (2013). The effect of reminiscence therapy on the self-esteem among residents of a nursing home in Uromie, 1(2).

McKee, K. J., Wilson, F., Chung, M. C., Hinchliff, S., Goudie, F., Elford, H., & Mitchell, C. (2005). Reminiscence, regrets and activity in older people in residential care: Associations with psychological health. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44(4), 543–561.

Meléndez, J. C., Fortuna, F. B., Sales, A., & Mayordomo, T. (2015). Effect of integrative reminiscence therapy on depression , well-being , integrity , self-esteem , and life satisfaction in older adults, 10(3), 240–247.

Nuri, T. H. M., Hong, Y. H., Ming, L. C., Joffry, S. M., Othman, M. F., & Neoh, C. F. (2017). Knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease among public hospitals and health clinics pharmacists in the State of Selangor, Malaysia. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8(OCT), 1–6.

Sharif, F., Mansouri, A., Jahanbin, I., & Zare, N. (2018). Effect of group reminiscence therapy on depression in older adults attending a day centre in Shiraz, southern Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16(7), 765–770.

Siverová, J., & Bužgová, R. (2018). The effect of reminiscence therapy on quality of life, attitudes to ageing, and depressive symptoms in institutionalized elderly adults with cognitive impairment: A quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(5), 1430–1439.

Speer, M. E., & Mauricio, R. (2017). Reminiscing about positive memories buffers acute stress responses. Nature Human Behaviour, 1(5), 1–9.

Wu, L. F. (2011). Group integrative reminiscence therapy on self-esteem, life satisfaction and depressive symptoms in institutionalised older veterans. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(15–16), 2195–2203.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1902

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.