Exploring the Contextual Relationship of Narrating Life Stories by Elderly People

Kuang Yi Fan, Pei Fen Wu

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Global aging is an important issue for global development. Elderly people should not be the burden of individual families, but the assets of the entire society. With the help of life stories or past events that elderly people often repeat, we can better understand the importance of certain things. Therefore, life review is a normal and necessary process that can help the elderly to review past experience with a rational attitude, help them to find the meaning of life, and see the essence of their life. The interviews in this study used Nvivo qualitative software to record and analyze the life stories of 4 elderly people in southern Taiwan, in order to understand the important memories and emotions in their lives, discover the background factors of elderly people recalling their life, and maintain precious human stories for families and society via recording and saving. Guiding the elderly to review their lives through nostalgic narrative has the function of storied therapy, and its values include: personal self-identification, rebuilding the integrity of life through memories, and helping the elderly to reposition themselves in a lonely life through their past experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers
Subtitle of host publicationUniversal Access and Inclusive Design - 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Qin Gao, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030601485
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2020 Jul 192020 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12426 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference22nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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