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Restoring Memories with Photos
Improves Older Adults’ Quality of Life
October 27, 2021

Vivid-Pix, creators of the leading photo restoration software RESTORE, announced today that in recognition of November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Vivid-Pix CEO, Rick Voight will be sharing restored memories on the longevity podcast: “What’s Next: Living Longer Better Smarter” at https://youtu.be/lY7WiV76LaI. Halloween, one of the most photographed days of the year, will be featured in the podcast that is sponsored by Vivid-Pix. Halloween memories restored with Vivid-Pix software are reminisced by the panel, including an online photo montage reveal with podcast guest Tom Hannaher, founder of ZVOX, the inventor of the soundbar and new hearing device, who shares his Halloween and family memories at: https://vimeo.com/618105422.

Vivid-Pix Reminiscence Therapy Study on Alzheimer’s/Dementia and How Photos Can Help

As part of their research on reducing loneliness and isolation that often leads to depression and dementia, Vivid-Pix is studying Photo Reminiscence Therapy (RT): the use of re-living memories through photos. Vivid-Pix, Tellegacy, Achi, CERTUS Institute and National Institute for Dementia Education have been jointly conducting the RT study that found that senior residents who viewed photos versus those not viewing photos recalled events with more detail. Through RT, many seniors articulated exact facts, showing a strong recall to emotional/visual-based memory typically processed in the limbic system and secondary brain regions. Details on the full study will be released in Q4 2021.

Baby photo restored with Vivid-Pix

Baby photo restored with Vivid-Pix

National Public Radio (NPR) has also recently featured the topic. “Reminiscence Therapy (RT) involves the discussion of past activities, events, and experiences with another person or group of people, usually with the aid of tangible prompts, such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past, music and archive sound recordings. Researchers find that dementia patients who engage in activities, such as gathering photographs and talking about family, see improvements in their quality of life and are less agitated.”

Harvard Health also said, “If you encourage brain plasticity by continuing to stay mentally and physically active and constantly learning new things, you can maintain – or even improve – your ability to perform many cognitive functions with age.”

“Halloween is for children of all ages. Reminiscing and Reconnecting is what pictures are all about,” said Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix. “Why do we take pictures? To capture a snapshot of life – to relive a memory tomorrow – to share memories with others. Vivid-Pix RESTORE software fixes virtually any image type, in one click – fine-tuned with easy controls. This ease of use makes it the perfect way for children of all ages to reminisce and reconnect with family and friends.”

Family at fireplace photo restored with Vivid-Pix

Family photo restored with Vivid-Pix

About the “What’s Next: Living Longer Better Smarter” Podcast

Longevity expert Mary Furlong and veteran tech reporter Fred Fishkin team up in the ground-breaking podcast “What’s Next: Living Longer Better Smarter.” The podcast explores the intersection of longevity, technology, and aging, featuring in-depth interviews with leaders making a difference helping people live better and longer, along with products and ideas that have the potential to really matter. The podcast is available from Anchor.FM, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and on YouTube.

About Vivid-Pix RESTORE & Vivid-Pix

Vivid-Pix was founded by Rick Voight and Randy Fredlund, who have a combined 47 years of experience from Eastman Kodak Co. They brought Kodak’s “You Press the Button, We Do the Rest” philosophy to the design of Vivid-Pix RESTORE AI software.

Vivid-Pix is the leading provider of one-click AI image restoration software, popular with hobbyists, family historians, genealogists, librarians, and more. Vivid-Pix RESTORE is available for Mac and Windows for $49.99 at: https://vivid-pix.com/restore/buy.html with a 10 Free-Fix Trial without a credit card required at: https://vivid-pix.com/restore/free-trial.html. The U.S. Patent Office has awarded two patents to Vivid-Pix for its AI-based image processing techniques used to automatically correct images. See Vivid-Pix RESTORE in action at: https://Vivid-Pix.com/restore. For more information, see the website at: https://vivid-pix.com/.

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