Reminiscence Therapy is used increasingly with older patients to help improve their psychological well being. From depression to dementia, there has been mixed results of the therapy.
What is Reminiscence Therapy?
Reminiscence involves the recalling and re-experiencing of one’s life events. Visual aids such as photographs and props are used to help the process of remembrance, along with discussion.
Why Use Reminiscence Therapy?
Reminiscence therapy has been employed by carers, nursing, and psychiatric staff to help patients deal with a variety of mental health issues.
Game-Based Reminiscence Therapy
This is something that Memory Lane Games is focussing very closely on. With tablet and smart devices becoming smarter, easier to use, and cheaper, so their user base is increasingly extending across the age spectrum. Many games created for mobile and tablet devices are fast paced, flashy games – all fine and well if you were a gamer in your youth. For older players, we want to create a digital playing environment that is complimentary to their needs. We are focussing on traditional games, providing digital versions that can be customised to the personal preferences of the individual player.
For old, and for young, our games can help reinforce, re-experience, and re-call what is meaningful them.