2017 Reminiscence Interest Group at the IAGG World Congress

2017 IAGG World Congress of Gerontology
and Geriatrics, July 23-27, 2017
San Francisco, CA, USA

Gerben Westerhof will lead a symposium entitled “Innovations in Interventions for Reminiscence and Life Review”. Save the date and time for this symposium. It is scheduled on July 25th, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m in Room 3003 of the Moscone West.

The four parts of the symposium include:

  1. The Use of Life Story Books for People with Dementia: A Systematic Review, by Teuntje Elfrink;
  1. Development of a Culturally Tailored Reminiscence Intervention for Minority Elders, authored by Juliette Shellman;
  1. New Technologies to Improve Mood by Eliciting Autobiographical Memories in Older Adults, authored by Juan Pedro Serrano Selva
  1. A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of an Online Life-Review Intervention for Depression, authored by Ernst Bohlmeijer.

Also during the IIAG conference, the GSA Interest Group: Reminiscence, Life Story, and Narrative – Research and Practice will meet. This meeting will take place on July 25th, from 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm, in Salon 1-2 (the Marriott Marquis). Contact is Lori Yancura (loriena@hawaii.edu)

We are in the process of planning a get-together for the members or the International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review (IIRLR) and others interested in reminiscence and life review after the Interest Group at another time to be determined. If you plan on attending, drop Donna a line (dsislo@uwsuper.edu) and she will make sure it gets to the committee.