Learning Outcomes Assignment

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11. Positives and Negatives of reminiscing experiences in later life............................................12. Reasons for not joining a self help group................................................................................2REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTION1. Positives and Negatives of reminiscing experiences in later lifeReminiscing is the activity of writing or taking about the pleasurable moments of life.There are positive things of recollecting the old memories for people. They are discussed below:Reminiscing helps people in improving their moods. It also helps in enhancing well beingof the people.Recollecting memories greatly helps people with dementia who lose their memory andidentity. This practise is applied by healthcare systems for helping such patients inimproving their memory and relationships with their friends and family.For example, Robert Butler a psychogeriatrician of USA dealt with mental health of olderpeople.He suggested the idea of making older people to feel free to recollect their memories.His idea changed the thinking of people who were care taking old people such as nursingsettings, day care etc. Many practitioners now uses this as a therapeutic tool for understandingpeople's mental health by recalling them their pleasant memories which ultimately helps inproviding needed support to such people (Butter, 1963).However, reminiscing does not always give positive results to people.Traumatic experiences in the past shakes up the people. For example, wartime soldiersand others people did not recall the victorious and happy memory on the 60th anniversaryof ending of second world war. They said that scenario, unpleasant memories still hauntsthem. Other illustration is when a man was imprisoned by Chinese army recalledtraumatic memories, had anger and grief when he was shown pictures of starving mensurrounded by barbed wire.Experiences related to accidents, violent activities and intentionally cruel incidencesawakes the most scary memories of the people.These negative memories can be healed by regular counselling as suggested by somepsychiatrists. Providing social supports, financing and housing assistance, reuniting with familiesand friends could help the wartime victims, victims of some disastrous accidents, violent acts etc.Being a part of social group helps people in recovering from the traumatic experiences in life.Activities of recalling memories of the old people by day care entities might re awakethose memories which senior people have ignored during all their life. People find it difficult todiscuss their past because they may not be able to put their feelings in words, they think that they1
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