Effects of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression for Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v5i15.341

Abstract

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 revealed 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: 2514-7528 © 2020 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-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/jabs.v5i15.341

Published

2020-03-08

How to Cite

Anum, A., Azizan, A., & Alias, A. (2020). Effects of Reminiscence Therapy on Depression for Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 5(15), 17-26. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v5i15.341

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