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Inzicht in inhoud en gebruik van online levensalbums van mensen met beginnende dementie

Engberink, Jorinde (2018) Inzicht in inhoud en gebruik van online levensalbums van mensen met beginnende dementie.

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Abstract:Dementia is a disease in which people gradually lose memories from their biographical memory and thus lose their own identity. There is a form of treatment that slows down the loss of one's own identity and strengthens relationships by triggering the autobiographical memory, namely reminiscence. One way in which reminiscence can be used is through a life album. Qualitative research was conducted, in which the content of the albums were analyzed and semi-structured interviews were conducted. The life albums consist for a small amount of memories with an emotional value, from all three levels of autobiographical memory and especially of the themes family, home and vacation. The life albums gets used by participants as a reminiscence tool. The albums are used by healthcare professionals as a means of conversation and getting to know clients. The informal caregivers and healthcare professionals also think that participants can retrieve certain memories more easily through their life album. Reminiscence, in this case in the form of a life album, seems to provide for the longer retention of one's own identity, for person-centered care and for a deepening of the relationship between elderly people with dementia and their informal caregivers / care professionals.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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