• Nur Fatihah Md Nasir Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Health Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ponnusamy Subramaniam Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Shazli Ezzat Ghazali Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Health Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Shobha Sharma Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Jasmah Md Hassan Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, 05460 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Hoon Lang Teh Geriatrics Department, Sunway Medical Centre, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Dyadic, Reminiscence Therapy, Intergenerational Gap, Digital-Based Reminiscence


The reminiscence therapy approach is a non-pharmacological psychosocial intervention utilized for dementia management. Despite its potential benefits, there is a notable dearth of empirical studies within the Malaysian context. Consequently, a scoping review was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of this intervention in conjunction with caregivers and to elucidate its impact on the reminiscence process through communication. This review also considered the dyadic approach, involving a caregiver or volunteer in the intervention. Four reputable databases were systematically queried to identify relevant studies, resulting in the inclusion of thirteen articles after a stringent selection process. These studies exhibited diverse modes of communication. Upon comprehensive examination, it was discerned that intergenerational and digital forms of reminiscence therapy demonstrated efficacy akin to that of the traditional physical modality. This finding suggests the potential for broader implementation of these methods in future research endeavors, which may ultimately lead to improved communication and enhanced quality of life for individuals afflicted by dementia


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How to Cite

Md Nasir, N. F., Subramaniam, P., Ghazali, S. E., Sharma, S., Md Hassan, J., & Teh, H. L. (2023). AN OVERVIEW OF THE DYADIC, INTERGENERATIONAL AND DIGITAL-BASED REMINISCENCE THERAPY: A SCOPING REVIEW. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23(3), 119–136. Retrieved from