"The intention of the research is to explore the relationship between remembering and the home environment. Specifically, attention is given to how memories contribute to the attachment that many elderly people feel for their homes. Recent work on memory has emphasised processes of remembering in natural contexts and provide useful concepts for the present analysis. In particular, the processes of reminiscence and "spontaneous" remembering are essential to understanding the emotional and symbolic ties between person and home. Case studies are used to illustrate the role place-memories play in the wider context of changing life situations in old age."