Evoking a shared past by enforcing nostalgia? On the role of media in nursing homes
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Media serve different practical, social and emotional purposes in everyday life at nursing homes. Based on observational studies and interviews with care workers at Danish nursing homes for older people, this article describes how media are integrated in everyday activities in shared spaces at nursing homes with the intention to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere where the residents feel at home. In particular, the concept of mediated nostalgia is used to consider how care workers, to the benefit of the well-being of the elderly residents, screen popular comedies. In this way they aim to stimulate residents emotionally, to evoke their memories and to create a shared past among them.
|Journal||Journal of Scandinavian Cinema|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2019|
- Faculty of Humanities - cinematic memories, health and well-being, media and nursing homes, mediated nostalgia, nostalgia, shared memories