Memory Lane TV Program
Digital. On-Demand. Designed to Make a Difference.
Programming designed for mood, memory, and meaningful engagement.
If you are caring for someone with dementia, you may have noticed their favorite television programs or movies becoming frustrating or hard to follow. Complex plots. Quick cuts. Confusing dialogue. If you turn on the TV for someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss they can often just as quickly tune out. Memory Lane TV does things differently. Designed by artists, musicians, producers, and memory care professionals for the way people experiencing cognitive challenges or dementia experience the world, our on-demand programs keep people with memory loss engaged in the moment. Our “slow television” channel helps viewers let go of worries about the past and the future and fully experience right here, right now.
How does Memory Lane TV work?
Memory Lane TV is a rich library of positive, plot-free, on-demand programs that are simple to set up using technology most homes and memory care residences already have on hand. For over 50 years, research into memory tools for seniors has shown a powerful relationship between sensory stimulation activities and improvements in memory and mood. We work with artists, musicians, producers, and memory care professionals to engage all the senses—sight, sound, even smell—with guided imagery video and optional olfactory stimulation. Memory Lane TV does not tell a story; it invites viewers to create their own. People with Alzheimer’s or dementia can enjoy Memory Lane TV activities for dementia management on their own or share them with caregivers—pausing the stream to share a memory, a question, or a moment of laughter. In clinical memory care settings and in home environments, Memory Lane TV has been shown to create a positive and productive flow of thoughts, memories, and emotions at any time of day or any stage of memory loss. Unlike other activities for memory care, all you need to do is press “play.”
Who is Memory Lane TV for?
Memory Lane TV is made for anyone who needs a moment in the midst of their memory loss journey—or the journey of someone they care for. Even people without memory loss enjoy immersing themselves in the calming and uplifting images, sounds, and sensory experiences that flow through Memory Lane TV.
FOR OLDER ADULTS experiencing any stage of Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss who need help balancing their mood, managing symptoms naturally, resetting their internal clock to the rhythms of the day, and engaging with others.
FOR PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS who need group activities for memory care residents, a way to manage symptoms without adding medications, a way to improve relationships between staff and residents, or time to focus on individual residents or tasks.
FOR FAMILIES AND HOME CAREGIVERS looking for a meaningful way to connect with their parent, spouse, or friend, manage their symptoms, or take a moment for themselves. And while Memory Lane TV has been shown to work for older adults at any stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia, we can personalize our cognitive activities for seniors just for you.
How can I watch Memory Lane TV?
Memory Lane TV multisensory programming is easy to play on your TV or mobile device. It takes just a few clicks to create a custom channel, pause the day, and experience the moment.
Tools you already use. Technology you already have in your home or facility. No new equipment to buy or techniques to learn. Simple and affordable by design, Memory Lane TV makes it easy to offer enriching, life-enhancing, personalized programming for people experiencing any stage of Alzheimer’s, memory loss, or dementia.
Stream our sensory activities for adults with dementia and see for yourself.