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J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 Feb;15(2):85-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.11.006.

Baseball reminiscence league: a model for supporting persons with dementia.

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  • 1Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; School of Social Work, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO. Electronic address: bergwm@slu.edu.
  • 3Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, St. Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.
  • 4Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Gateway Geriatric Education Center, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
  • 5Alzheimer Scotland Center for Policy and Practice, University of West of Scotland, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Hamilton, Scotland.

Abstract

Reminiscence therapy for persons with dementia improves socialization and quality of life. Herein we report the development of reminiscence groups based around memories of professional baseball. Preliminary feedback suggests that this can be a successful approach to enhancing quality of life for persons with mild to moderate dementia.

Copyright © 2014 American Medical Directors Association, Inc. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

Reminiscence therapy; dementia; memory; nonpharmacological therapy

PMID:
24461238
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