Photos matter . . . Through experiences with close family members, we have watched the devastation that Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can do to a person’s memory. Statistics show that most everyone has been touched by Alzheimer’s or . . . will be in the coming years.
We have seen personally the value of sharing a family history through historical albums, family photos as well as watching videos of times gone by. Eyes light up, conversations starts and something magical happens when memories start triggering parts of the brain that are struggling to make sense of current life.
Pixologie’s mission includes connecting generations, saving traditions and values and preserving stories . . . and helping those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s is core to our mission. We invite you to join us in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association with a very special event – called A Journey A Photo A Day.
Photo albums in the hands a patient struggling with losing memories are a precious thing. At our event we will talk about how photos give individuals and families a wonderful tool to remember and share the best parts of a person’s life.
We invite you to join with us in this journey and help support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association with individuals, families and professionals.
We think photo albums are needed now more than ever!
Horror of horrors . . . this is a headline that hit the internet over the summer and we are really saddened by what the words might show about the direction society is taken. The author gleefully talks about all of the wonders of an updated app that can do lots of amazing things with photos taken on a smartphone. Indeed, there is a HUGE industry out there looking to help people have instant ability to publish photos online and through social media connections.
At Pixologie, we welcome technology and believe the ability to capture moments is so much easier now. However, there are drawbacks to the instant gratification we get to posting a photo to the world, ten seconds after it was taken. (And believe me, I have posted lots of photos this way, don’t get me wrong!)
Let me ask you . . . what happens to that photo after you shared it? For sure, some apps have abilities to go back and review the photos – but what will happen in ten years when that technology is obsolete? Consider what the Association of Personal Photo Organizers lists as current consumer photo challenges:
A computer full of digital photos & videos
Multiple memory cards
No backup plan in place
A phone full of images
A limited understanding of computers
Little time to manage their photos
Boxes and bags of unorganized printed photos
A lifetime of children’s art work, letters, report cards, etc
Boxes of inherited photos, slides & home movies from aging parent
How will the newest coolest app help with all of this?