Discuss the concept of life review. What are the goals and benefits of a life review? How is life review similar and different than ordinary remembering?
Life review refers to a situation where individuals recollect and evaluate their positive and negative memories. Life review is viewed as a form of therapy for the elderly to increase the quality of their lives. It allows such individuals to solve past conflicts and accept their present conditions by reconstructing their life stories. Life review differs from ordinary remembering because the latter usually involves the description of memory.