Bank your memories before they fade.
Benefits of an Audivi memory bank
Just as hearing aids and eye glasses provide support through hearing and vision loss, Audivi memory banks provide support through memory loss. Memory banks offer a permanent touchstone to the past and can help offset the disorientation, confusion, anxiety & depression often associated with memory loss.
Memory banks offer an on-going tool to support a reminisce-based activity. Reminiscing has been shown to have many beneficial outcomes, including improving cognitive functioning, lowering rates of depression, & increasing a person’s sense of pride & accomplishment.
Grab some photos, a recorder and start banking memories – for you or for someone you love. This small investment now may have multiple benefits later.
Children who know more about their family’s history are found to be more resilient and better able to moderate the effects of stress in their own lives. Memory banks help families preserve the family stories, values, words of wisdom and life lessons accumulated over a generation.
Did you know that when you hear the voice of someone you love, the physiological effect is similar to what you’d experience if you actually touched or hugged them? Audivi memory banks capture the voice of loved ones, helping families feel connected even from afar.
Audio-record your memories now. Your voice & stories may be among the most cherished items you pass down.
How do I create a memory bank?
Record a memory
Audivi memory banks (except Tributes) are designed to capture memories from long ago, to make them most useful for individuals losing their memory. Audivi has developed guidelines and questions to help individuals best capture the memories of a loved one.
Audio record a memory with your smartphone audio app, a voice recorder, FaceTime, or Zoom. Each memory can be up to 3 minutes long.
Audivi memory banks are primarily voice-based in recognition of the transportative power of voice. Although each memory is paired with a photo, it is the listening experience that makes the memories come alive.
No, as long as you have captured the memory in less than 3 minutes, we will take it from there. Audivi cleans up the recordings to delete repetition, delays, ‘ums’ and unrelated sidebars.
Choose an image
Find an image related to the memory, the person, the place or the general time period. It does not need to be a perfect match nor the best photo or the person or place. If no photos are available, Audivi will supply a stock photo to match the general storyline.
Each audio story is accompanied by a single image. The image engages our eyes while our imagination is transported back in time by the voice.
No. Each memory can only be paired with a single image. These are audio-based memory banks, not photos albums.
If there is no photo to match the memory, Audivi will use a stock photo.
Send it to Audivi
Audivi edits the recordings into short, clean vignettes and combines them with the photos in an on-line personalized memory bank.
Audivi edits and arranges the materials so that they are easy to explore and enjoy. Each memory bank is divided into chapters, indexed and the memories can be played one at a time or on continuous play for a more immersive experience (which is particularly helpful for individuals with dementia).
Audivi hosts the memory banks centrally on our website so that they are accessible to everyone in a family (password-protected or not). They won’t be lost in one person’s desk drawer or buried in a thumb drive. They will be a click away from everyone.
What does it cost?
Create a memory bankGet started by creating a memory bank for an individual or couple.
- Keep memories accessible to everyone by creating an Audivi memory bank
- Capture up to 5 memories with new memory bank
- Invite 5 friends/family members to view/contribute to the memory bank
Add memoriesEnrich an existing memory bank by adding memories.
- Authorized users can add up to 5 memories at a time.
What our clients are saying:
There were 3 things that inspired me to create Audivi (Latin, for “I heard”).
- First of all, my mother has loads of great stories from across her lifetime. We hear many of them again and again – and can cite some of them verbatim – but I know that won’t always be the case. As her memory fades, so will the stories. I worry that someday they will be gone – for her and for us.
- In addition, I saw my wedding video and was struck by my father’s voice. I realized it was the only place that we had a recording of him speaking. Even though we could hardly see him in the film, it didn’t matter. Hearing his voice transported me back to him.
- Finally, I wondered how best to take care of my mother’s memorabilia: a letter from her father when she was young, a 1947 ticket for passage to Europe, old portraits of her great-great grandparents, and so much more. These items, tucked away in my mother’s desk drawer, are likely to be lost over time and are certainly under-appreciated even now.
These would have been the sole drivers for the business until something unexpected happened: I played the memory profile for my mother (who has short-term memory loss) and, much to my surprise, experiencing the memories gave her great joy. It connected her to her past & to herself, and enabled her to revisit and re-experience her favorite memories again and again. Legacy preservation may be considered a luxury item in today’s society, but memory preservation should be standard of care for individuals losing their memory. Audivi is striving to make this a reality.
Please join Audivi in capturing the memories, photos, & voice of your loved ones. For them. For you. For their caregivers. For the future. The memories are too valuable to lose!
Kristin Nelson, MA, CDP
CEO and Founder