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ETCHEMENDY, Ernestina; BANOS, Rosa María; BOTELLA, Cristina  and  CASTILLA, Diana. Program of life review support on the new technologies for elderly people: An positive psychology application. Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.2, pp.1-7. ISSN 1989-3809.

A significant prevalence of depressive symptoms in the elderly population exists nowadays. However, few elderly people receive appropriate treatment for these ailments. Among the available therapeutic options we come upon the Life Review technique. The aim of this paper is to present a therapy program for elderly people based on the Life Review technique through new technologies. The treatment programme is implemented in a technology platform for e-Health (Butler System) and focuses on training the retrieval of specific positive autobiographical memories. The technological tool is aimed at enriching the therapeutic technique of Life Review, providing resources that can assist and enhance the professional work both inside and outside the therapeutic space.

Keywords : Old age; life review; depression; new technologies; autobiographic memory.

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