Reminiscence

Reminiscence – is the act or process of recalling past experiences, events, etc. A mental impression retained and revived or a recollection narrated or documented. When a person shares their personal stories with others or allows other people to live vicariously through stories of family, friends and acquaintances they gain an authentic meaningful relationship with that person. Grandparents are often the ones who reminiscence their stories to their grandchildren, sharing their individual experience of what the past was like. The Reminiscence process is a valuable way that family history, identity and individual stories are passed down through the generations or from one family or friend to another.