An Introduction to Reminiscence Facilitation: Enhancing Wellbeing in Older Adults
Singapore University of Social Sciences
About this course
This e-learning module provides an introduction to reminiscence facilitation and its benefits for older adults. Participants will learn how to facilitate individual and group reminiscence sessions to create a supportive environment for sharing memories and experiences.
Course Access Period
Please note that this is an online self-paced asynchronous module delivered via the Gnowbe platform. Learners will be granted two months of access from the enrolment date. Do also note that the module tile may take up to 48 hours to show up on your dashboard after purchase, and your access will start after it has been made accessible.
What you will learn
- Explain the concept and benefits of reminiscence facilitation for older adults.
- Identify and differentiate the different types of reminiscers and reminiscing.
- Acquire practical communication skills to be able to facilitate individual and group reminiscence sessions.
- Create reminiscence activities that foster a safe and supportive environment for sharing.
Associate Professor Carol Ma is the Head of Gerontology Programmes (Master & PhD) at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She is a strong advocate for and an active and passionate practitioner in service-learning and ageing. She takes the lead in curriculum development and community engagement. Together with the National Archives of Singapore and Dementia Singapore, she has led the development of the Reminiscence in Dementia Care Project.
Ms. Patricia Lee is an accredited Reminiscence Arts Facilitator in Dementia Care by the European Reminiscence Network (ERN) since 2017. Together with her husband, they co-founded Reminisce Connect to help bridge and deepen relationships with the elderly.
Since then, they have developed three flagship programmes for persons living with dementia and the caregivers : Take off your CAP!; Tell Me Your Story Pa and Ma!; and recently, Gospel Through Reminiscence, targeted at dementia and spirituality.
With the help of trained sessional facilitators, Patricia has chief facilitated numerous reminiscence sessions in big, small and one-to-one setting. She has also customised and conducted reminiscence training workshops for professionals, caregivers and volunteers.
As an oral history practitioner, she champions the use of archives and oral narratives in promoting the wellbeing of the elderly, including persons living with dementia. Moving forward, she is keen to explore the use of reminiscence in palliative care.