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Neurology’s Peter Whitehouse explains benefits of reminiscence therapy for patients with dementia

First U.S. ‘dementia village’ recreates a happier time

Next Avenue: Peter Whitehouse, professor of neurology, explained how reminiscence therapy can help patients with dementia. “Reminiscence therapy can be a powerful tool for dementia patients,” he said. “It makes those with Alzheimer’s more content and happier because they return to a time in their lives when there was no perceived failure—a time when their memory was intact and they did not feel lost.”