Reminiscence therapy has been studied for many years in various settings. It can certainly be used in senior living, nursing homes, assisted living, adult day settings, and home and community-based services.

"Reminiscence therapy is one of the most popular psychosocial interventions in dementia care, and is highly rated by staff and participants. There is some evidence to suggest it is effective in improving mood in older people without dementia. Its effects on mood, cognition and well-being in dementia are less well understood." according to Woods, Spector, Jones, Orrell, and Davis .Read more about research on this topic at  Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia

Reminiscence therapy happens in group settings or during one-on-one visits. It can involve prompting questions, or photos, or objects that will bring back memories.  Family caregivers may also be involved in helping to create memory books for people with dementia. Reminiscence therapy is also an excellent idea for those who are reaching old age as reminiscence and life review provide opportunities for engagement, validation, and feelings of happiness and life satisfaction.

LifeBio is a provider of reminiscence tools that can be used in reminiscence therapy. For more information about how to be LifeBio Authorized, call 937-303-4576 or email or visit

For more information on LifeBio's work in senior care and health care environments specifically, please visit .  You can also reminisce and help a personal family member by starting an autobiography or biography at Just click signup. Life Story Journals, Memory Journals, and MemoryBio materials (photos for reminiscing with people with dementia are available from LifeBio's online store...