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


  • Azliyana Azizan Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, 42300, Malaysia
  • Asilah Anum Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, 42300, Malaysia
  • Noor Amiera Alias Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, 42300, Malaysia




Alzheimer’s disease, Depression, Reminiscence therapy


Elderly with Alzheimer's 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, reminiscence was beneficial through stressful life changes, reduce depressive symptoms, improving life satisfaction and having a better quality of life among the elderly with Alzheimer's disease.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; Depression; Reminiscence therapy                                     

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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


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How to Cite

Azizan, A., Anum, A., & Alias, N. A. (2019). “H.O.P.E.” Hold On Pain Ends: Effects of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression for Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 95–100. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1902

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