What is dementia?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. -Alzheimer’s Association (

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. -Alzheimer’s Association (

What is Reminiscence Therapy?

Reminiscence Therapy is a type of therapy that utilizes tangible prompts from a person’s past to elicit memories. Reminiscence Therapy (RT) may include the discussion of past activities, events and experiences with another person or group of people with the use of tangible prompts such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past, video, music and archive sound recordings. -Reminiscence therapy for dementia (

Who can benefit from Reminiscence Therapy?

While reminiscence therapy is used to assist a variety of people who may face psychological issues, the largest group is seniors and those afflicted with some form of dementia.

What is the PocketBook Memory?

Designed to be simple and easy to use, the PocketBook Memory is a dedicated hand-held video player fully customized on the cover with the name, photo and a personal family message option. The case is approx. 8”x 6” with a 7” LCD screen. Lightweight but durable, the screen is protected with a cover that, when lifted, automatically begins to play the Life Story video. Simple controls allow for Start and Pause as well as volume controls.

What is the Life Story Video?

This is a collection of family-selected photos, home clips (home/phone) or personal video messages that highlight special memories for the individual. This may include family, places or events from their past that elicit a positive remembrance. The Life Story reaffirms the importance of their life and the impact they had on those around them

Ordering Process

Where can I get the PocketBook Memory Video Player?

You can order your PocketBook Memory Video Player right here! Our self-guided order process will help you customize your PocketBook, and provide a simple process for uploading your photos. Interested in giving the gift of PocketBook Memory? We can help there too! Simply visit PocketBook Gifts. If you have questions, or need help with the order process, please do not hesitate to contact our talented team. We can be reached via email at: or phone 800.223.3050

What kind of photos or video can I include in my PocketBook Memory?

The most challenging and important part of the process will be selecting the materials for your loved one’s Life Story Video. Selecting photos and video with your loved one or another family member can be therapeutic for everyone involved. Choose photos/home video that represent important people, special places and important occasions. Dwindling possibly hundreds of photos down to 35 photos / two video clips can be daunting.* Here is a suggested Photo/Video Clip List that you can use as a guide. Of course, each individual's life is unique to them and you will want to make your slection special to them. You may also consider a personal video greeting from a family member, near or far, to show their love and presence when your loved one wants to reminisce with the PcoketBook Memory when alone. *The Sponsor Package is 35 photos and two video clips. However, there is no actual limit on the number of photos/video clips one can include in the PocketBook Memory. Contact Memories By Design for restrictions and price quotes for customization needs.

How many photos or videos can I include?

Our Select Package offers 35 photos and two video clips provided by the family. On average, this results in a Life Story Video that is between 8-10 minutes in length.

We've found this to be the ideal video length for Reminscence Therapy, allowing for reflection and conversation about the most important aspects of one's Life Story.

If you would like to add additional photos or video selections to your Life Story Video, we suggest our Premier Package. Including up to 70 photos, 4 video clips and a digital download, the Premier Package is an incredible value at $195.

To order the Premier Package or to discuss custom production options, please contact us by email or phone.

Can you tell me more about the captions?

The suggested captions reinforce the story behind each image of the Life Story Video. This may include names, dates and locations along with a brief description.

How long does it take to receive our PocketBook Memory?

After receiving the order information and materials, we will produce a preview within 3 business days and send you the link to review. Upon your final approval, the PocketBook Memory will arrive within 14 business days.

Can I get an additional copy of a PocketBook Memory?

There are several ways to receive a copy of the PocketBook Memory Video Player or Life Story Video.

  • Additional PocketBook Memory is $50

  • Digital Download as an MP4 File: $35

  • DVD Package: $25 (includes shipping)

  • USB Drive Package: $35 (includes shipping)

  • Online Hosting: $15/6 months or $30/year

Contact us for questions.

Can I use any music of my choice in the Life Story Video?

No! Songs not included in our Selections Libary are restricted from inclusion due to federal copyright laws. These laws state that a Synchronization License is required in order to use copyrighted music that is owned by someone else (publisher, artist, songwriter). A synchronization license allows you to mix music with visual images such as photos, home video or graphics. For example, you may purchase music via i-tunes and play it as you wish but you cannot use that music in the production of any type of video. However, you are welcome to use any of the hundreds of musical selections found in our Selections Library! We're confident you will find music choices that fit your needs.

Can I convert the Life Story Video content to a Tribute Video?

Absolutely! We will be able to provide you with a custom quote based upon the complexity of conversion or change, with a minimum charge of $30. Our Production Team can work with you to remotely update your PocketBook Memory Player content or you can return it to us and we will take care of it for you. Contact us for specific needs.

Can I further customize my Life Story video beyond what is outlined here?

Of course! While we have packages and pricing available, these are also guides to help you determine pricing and creative options that fit your needs. Contact us via email or phone and explain what you have in mind and we’ll work with you to achieve your goals. Email us at: Call: 1-800-223-3050

Can I order a PocketBook Memory for other occasions?


While we have designed the PocketBook Memory for memory care, other options have included family vacations, weddings, anniversaries, tribute videos and video biographies. Unlike photo albums of old, the PocketBook Video Player allows you to incorporate smartphone video, home movies and custom messages with your family photos!

The Pocketbook Video Player becomes a wonderful coffee table memento that will bring your memories to life with every view!

Contact us for custom options.

What if I just want the PocketBook Memory case since I already have a video?

No problem! Just give us a call and we'll coordinate this simple process with you! Cost for this service is: $65 (with shipping) and includes converting the video in the correct resolution and size for the screen. *Washington State residents have a State Sales tax.

Product Features

How does the PocketBook Memory Video Player help facilitate Reminsicence Therapy?

Visual stimulations such as photos, physical items and video have often been used to prompt recall of one’s past...but so often, these items are not easily accessible.

The PocketBook Memory Video Player solves that problem by bringing toghether the most important memories of one's life in a personalized, easy to use format.

With the PocketBook Memory Video Player, family-selected photos, videos and illustrative captions come alive through the Life Story Video.

Now, the most important memories of one's life are available on-demand, creating emotional connections with family members and caregivers.

What is the difference between a PocketBook Memory and a smartphone or tablet?

As a simplified and dedicated device, your personalized PocketBook Memory removes the complexity, cost and durability challenges associated with a smartphone or tablet.

In addition, the custom designed cover with personal name and photo, minimizes confusion over ownership and possible theft; it is lightweight and durable; big enough to be viewed individually or shared; and the USB cord makes it easy to charge, like a phone or tablet.

What is the convenience of the PocketBook Memory for a loved one?

Each custom PocketBook Memory is designed to be easily recognized by your loved one. Every PocketBook Memory includes a portrait photo, name and personal family message inside.

Each time the cover is lifted, their Life Story Video begins to play from the beginning without any need to push a button or volume control. This makes it easy to watch individually or share with a family member or caregiver.

This collection of family-selected images helps the individual recall the people, places and events that made their life full and meaningful, and provides topics of conversation that can be shared and discussed with others.

Fast-forward, rewind and pause buttons allows flexibility to view different sections of the Life Story Video. The accompanying USB cord allows viewing on a bigger screen with a larger audience.

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