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Telememory, a telehealth startup using artificial-based digital reminiscence technology to share memories and track emotional responses, has launched an Alpha testing program at Delmar Gardens Enterprises.

The monthlong program seeks to connect memory care patients and families to their legacies while promoting the psychological health and well-being of residents at the skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care community.

“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,” said Eliot Arnold, CEO of Telememory. “We are helping families collect, curate and reminisce together privately and securely with our next-generation software.”

The program with Delmar Gardens, based in Chesterfield, MO, will implement Reminisce+ technology that:

  • Collects key information about a resident’s life through a digital biography process
  • Curates personalized content including music, art, video and images purpose-built for invoking long-term memory recall, emotional responses and information sharing
  • Allows families to stream and share content via narrowcasting and telepresence technology like Apple FaceTime
  • Analyzes emotional and biometric responses to the memories to gauge recall
  • Provides content recommendations and alerts based on responses

The patent-pending technology provides a digital means of remotely reliving experiences with friends and family, while also measuring memory recollection and overall engagement.  

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

Findings and feedback from the program will be incorporated into Telememory’s beta features.