Facilitating Reminiscing Programs with Older Adults
NCCAP approved – 8 Continuing Education Hours
Program # 00021
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Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book on line “The Reminiscing Activities Training Manual” and take the provided post test.
You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: This program introduces the importance and benefits of reminiscing with older adults. It provides practical information relating to organizing a reminiscing program, utilizing a variety of techniques and approaches. The program reviews methods to introduce reminiscing with all levels of functioning elders through adaptation and special approaches.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
The Benefits of Reminiscence
Good Practices in Reminiscence Work
Definition of a Reminisence Group
Three Stages of a Reminisence Group
Using Creative experiences within Reminisence Groups
Using Reminiscing with Elders with Dementia
Reminiscing and Oral Histories
Reminiscing with Ethnic Minority Elders
Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 15, 19, 21