LifeZig™ Personalized Reminiscence Video with Free Slideshows and Music for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Digital photo albums and slideshows to enjoy and share past memories
Moffett Field, CA – February 26, 2008 – Photozig, Inc., located at the NASA Research Park, today announced the expansion of its free LifeZig program to create personalized video channels for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia, as it is recruiting eligible organizations that provide care for dementia patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.
LifeZig, funded by the National Institute on Aging under grant 2R44AG022261-02A1, aims to develop a new reminiscence activity for dementia patients based on personalized reminiscence slideshows, which may contribute to enhancing quality of life, reducing agitation, and decreasing the burden of care.
This program is completely free for eligible organizations and caregivers. Compensation and an optional free DVD with personalized digital photo album and slideshow video will be provided to participants.
"LifeZig enables an enhanced reminiscence activity for dementia. In our pilot tests, we were impressed by participants’ reactions, when watching their own video," said Bruno Kajiyama, CEO of Photozig. "Initial results suggest that LifeZig may help to improve their mood and decrease anxiety by providing pleasant events, and facilitating communication with caregivers. The possibilities of such digital photo technology to improve behavioral interventions for dementia are very encouraging."
LifeZig can make digital photo albums, create slideshows with music, and show reminiscence video in standard televisions. LifeZig applied technology from Photozig Albums, a free digital photo organizer and slideshow program that transfers photos and clips from digital cameras, organizes albums, creates slideshows with photos, movies, and music, generates screensavers, emails photos, and includes free online photo albums. This free photo editing software download is available at www.photozig.com.
Dementia care providers are encouraged to contact LifeZig, at 650-694-7496 ext.3 or "info @ photozig . com".
About Photozig, Inc.
Photozig aims to provide "the best customer experience to save, organize, and share lifetime memories", with easy-to-use tools for the enhancement and sharing of digital pictures and video. For more information, downloadable digital photo album, and free digital photo organizer software, go to www.photozig.com
John Di Mario
info @ photozig . com
The LifeZig project was supported by Award Number R44AG022261 from the National Institute On Aging. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute On Aging or the National Institutes of Health.
Photozig is a registered trademark of Photozig, Inc. LifeZig is a trademark of Photozig, Inc.