Memory Lane is an on-demand video channel for people living with dementia and their care partners. Our plot-free personalized programs were developed in clinical settings with over 1,000 individuals and have demonstrated to improve the quality of life of viewers through a collection of multi-sensory inputs. We make our viewers dream, travel in time and space and that helps everyone to be calm and feel good!
Who is it for?
It is aimed at home-based individual caregivers and care organizations (multi-users) anywhere around the world, our content being Plot-free and multicultural. Memory Lane is aimed at all seniors in need of a peaceful moment of reminiscence. Care partners will also benefit from instructive videos on how to engage and enrich the lives of the people living with dementia.
How do I access Memory Lane?
Memory Lane TV will be available as a subscription service online and via Apple Tv in March 2021. If you would like to be one of the early adopters of our new platform, contact us!
Regular television is not designed for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and it can in fact be confusing and alienating to them. Typically, commercial television's style is fragmented, fast-paced, and youth-oriented, with multiple interwoven narratives and recurring characters engaged in complex exchanges. To follow most regular television shows requires a well-functioning short-term memory and a knowledge of current popular culture. In these ways, they are neither appropriate nor pleasurable for dementia patients.
In contrast, our programs are created to work well with people living with dementia's distinctive cognitive styles and needs. Our films use a cinematic high-definition technique, temporal references, and guided imagery to help ground viewers in the present moment-to particular times of the day and evening. This process is comforting and reassuring to individuals many of whom have become adrift in time, due to debilitating circadian disorders.
People living with dementia can continue to engage in meaningful activities and communications, especially when receiving support that is carefully tailored to their cognitive issues. Backed by current research, we have found that multi-sensory stimulation produce immediate positive effects on the behavior and mood of those with dementia. Through innovative use of digital media and this multi-sensory approach, our programs enables dynamic, non-directive, communication between the participant and the caregiver. Such communication raises the quality of life and creates a sense of wellbeing, allowing positive reminiscence and a satisfying expression of a sense of self.
The goals of Memory-Lane are to provide a useful, personalized intervention to lessen the neuropsychological symptoms of dementia, such as wandering, calling out, decreased alertness, anxiety, and agitation. Memory-Lane has been shown to relieve stress levels and in so doing, help to create positive, cooperative interactions. Memory-Lane addresses all the senses in its program, including a sense of time, giving our methodology its true impact and effectiveness.
We designed the product to be supportive, positive, easy to implement, and convenient to integrate into daily routines. Additionally, it was developed as a palliative-care method to accompany or supplement traditional care, and it can be used as one reduces anti-psychotic medication usage. Our collection of films delivers a unique multi-sensory approach that can be used successfully in a wide variety of settings such as nursing care facilities, adult day programs, and homes.