Keeping memories accessible
even as memory fades...

Why save memories with an Audivi memory bank?

Memory banks keep us connected to ourselves & others

Audivi memory banks offer a touchstone to the past and a permanent place to revisit formative experiences and emotions. Research shows that reminiscing about life has many beneficial outcomes: improving cognitive functioning, lowering rates of depressions & increasing a person’s sense of pride & accomplishment. Create a memory bank to help you, your family and your friends reconnect.

Hearing a voice is transportative

Listen to a voice and it can take you right back to the person, place or time. In fact, research shows that when we hear the voice of someone we love, the physiological effect is similar to what we’d experience if we actually touched or hugged them. Audivi’s multimedia memory banks combine the power of voice and the stimulation of photos to keep memories alive.

Memory loss needs memory support

Just as hearing aids and eyeglasses provide support, Audivi memory banks offer an important bulwark against memory loss. A memory bank helps preserve the memories and, importantly, can help rekindle the emotions associated with the memories. Although memory loss often causes disorientation, confusion, anxiety, & depression, playing a memory bank can remind a person of their past and help reconnect them with happy memories and emotions.

Your words may be your most 'meaningful' legacy

Society has cultivated many resources to help people transfer their financial legacy but many people feel that the most important thing to pass on to the next generation is “values and life lessons”. In addition, research shows that children who know more about their family’s history are more resilient and better able to moderate the effects of stress in their own lives. Audivi can help families pass along words of wisdom, stories & life lessons for generations to come.

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. 

Number of memory banks
Number of memories saved
Number of photos curated

What does it cost?

Create a memory bank

Start a memory bank with 5 memories, up to 15 minutes
$ 50
  • Get started with 5 questions/memories
  • Pricing includes establishment of memory bank, editing of audio files, arrangement and indexing of memories, and on-going hosting of memory bank on Audivi's website
  • No annual fee

Add memories

Add 5 memories to an existing bank, up to 15 minutes
$ 25
  • Add 5 questions/memories
  • Pricing includes establishment of memory bank, editing of audio files, arrangement and indexing of memories, and on-going hosting of memory bank on Audivi's website
  • No annual fee

What our clients are saying:

Our story

There were 3 things that inspired me to create Audivi (Latin, for “I heard”).

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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