AI-based reminiscence pilot aims to stimulate recall in memory care patients

Program will connect patients and their families to their legacies

Telememory interface on a tablet with a cellphone in front of it

Telememory, a telehealth startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to power its digital reminiscence technology, is partnering with Delmar Gardens Enterprises to create an Alpha testing program to connect memory care patients and families to their legacies. The program will also track patients’ emotional responses to help improve their health and happiness.

"Telememory is on a mission to harness the healing power of life stories,” said Eliot Arnold, CEO, Telememory. “Stimulating long-term memory recall, keeping people connected to their legacies by way of emotionally engaging and informative digital experiences has a significant impact on everyone. We are helping families collect, curate, and reminisce together privately and securely with our next-generation software."

The monthlong program will use Telememory’s Reminisce+ technology to collect information about a patient’s life to create a digital biography and curate personalized images, music, video and art to promote emotional responses, long-term memory recall and information sharing. Families can also stream and share content through narrowcasting and telepresence technology. The technology then gauges a patient’s recall by analyzing their emotional and biometric responses to the memories and provides appropriate content recommendations and alerts.

"COVID-19 has accelerated the need for more telehealth solutions that connect family and friends to our residents," said Kathy Gilmore, senior vice president, Delmar Gardens Enterprises. 

"We pride ourselves on offering the latest and greatest technology to help our residents stay happy, healthy and engaged. Telememory is developing a groundbreaking solution that may be able to offer non-pharmacological means of improving mood, reducing anxiety and feelings of isolation."  

Telememory’s Reminisce+ technology provides patients’ friends and family with a digital means to remotely relive their experiences while measuring memory recollection and overall engagement. The partnership will provide Telememory with access to expertise in memory care, a means to measure the benefits of digital reminiscence and the ability to incorporate findings and feedback from the program into its beta features. 

"When my father was diagnosed with dementia, I realized there was no technology purpose-built to help him stay connected to his life interests: art, music, bridge, family, friends,” added Arnold. 

“I started Telememory to address this challenge, as well as find non-pharmacological solutions for my dad to improve his mood, slow cognitive decline and stay engaged and fulfilled." 

The caregivers at Delmar Gardens Enterprises will use Telememory’s technology to understand patients and their families’ needs better and scale their therapeutic solutions without increasing associated costs. 

Featured Resources

Four cyber security essentials that your board of directors wants to know

The insights to help you deliver what they need

Download now

Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected

Protect your data to protect your company

Download now

Improving cyber security for remote working

13 recommendations for security from any location

Download now

Why CEOS should care about the move to SAP S/4HANA

And how they can accelerate business value

Download now

Recommended

Outcomes4Me raises $4.7M for its AI-powered breast cancer care app
communications

Outcomes4Me raises $4.7M for its AI-powered breast cancer care app

18 Nov 2020
VectorCare expands offerings to meet surging mobile health care demands
software as a service (SaaS)

VectorCare expands offerings to meet surging mobile health care demands

15 Oct 2020
Biofourmis lands $100M in Series C funding round
communications

Biofourmis lands $100M in Series C funding round

3 Sep 2020
Google and Amwell team up to boost telehealth services
Cloud

Google and Amwell team up to boost telehealth services

25 Aug 2020

Most Popular

macOS Big Sur is bricking some older MacBooks
operating systems

macOS Big Sur is bricking some older MacBooks

16 Nov 2020
Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G review: A tragically brilliant Mate
Mobile Phones

Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G review: A tragically brilliant Mate

26 Nov 2020
How computing has revolutionised Formula 1
Sponsored

How computing has revolutionised Formula 1

11 Nov 2020