Ruth Eley, Dementia Action Liverpool
This forensically detailed book gets to the DNA of reminiscence and life review, combining reports of research studies with accounts of the application of different approaches in practice. It will be particularly useful for scholars and practitioners interested in the theory of reminiscence, drawing as it does on studies concerning the rationale and benefits of making sense of our lives, linking past to present and reconciling previous experiences.
Professor Bruce A. Stevens, Charles Sturt University, Australia and author of the Storied Self
Read this book. The multiple perspectives are inviting, relevant, comprehensive, insightful, needed, scholarly and yet personal.
This book will be invaluable, for its theoretical underpinnings as well as personal stories and practice-based guidance. However, the book's overarching focus on the stories that we all tell to ourselves and others about past, present and future throughout our lives means that it may well also appeal to a wider readership than more traditionally narrow interpretations of 'reminiscence' or 'life story work' might suggest.