Memory Loss Initiative

Memory Loss Initiative

What was your childhood like? What lessons have you learned from your relationships? What were you like as a child? When did you first fall in love? What made you proud while you were working?


StoryCorps launched the Memory Loss Initiative to support and encourage people with various forms of memory loss to share their stories with loved ones and future generations.

Featured Stories from the Memory Loss Initiative

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"What's your life like now, Dad?"
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"I'm always perfectly free to be me."
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The Commemorate Toolkit

StoryCorps has created a unique toolkit, Commemorate, a free resource to organizations to enable them to record, share, and preserve the stories of clients living with memory loss.

The Commemorate Toolkit offers an individualized reminiscence program that memory loss care facilities across the country can add to their existing roster of person-centered care activities. The Toolkit was designed with benefits including: enhanced bonds among clients, caregivers, and staff and reducing common feelings of isolation and low self-esteem. These interviews also offer clients and their families the opportunity to preserve the legacy of individuals living with memory loss.

Commemorate Toolkit: (Right click to download zip file, 10.4 MB)
Commemorate Companion Audio: (Right click to download zip file zip file, 10.7 MB)

Support for the Memory Loss Initiative

Original Support provided by
Joseph and Carol Reich

Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.