Memory Loss Initiative
StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative
In 2006, 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.
To date, the Memory Loss Initiative collected more than 1,800 interviews with 180 partner organizations.
Stories from the Memory Loss Initiative
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.
Download the Toolkit
Original support for the Memory Loss Initiative was provided by
Joseph and Carol Reich