The Memory Kit Story
The Memory Kit was created by Jeff Gray and two co-founders: Susan Soper, Storyteller-in-Chief, a longtime journalist, and Jeff's dad, John Gray, a former CBS executive, who was the primary caregiver to his wife – and Jeff's mother, Molly Gray – for several years.
Motivated and inspired by Molly's death, we realized and acted on the urgent need for a way to keep families, friends, and caregivers engaged in providing the best care for those who can no longer speak for themselves.
Working with a panel of experts, advisors and other Alzheimer’s families, we have spent two years developing a package – or “kit” – of products. All the tools in The Memory Kit make it easy to collect, save and share a person’s wonderful life story ensuring that person will always have a voice in their care – even when they can no longer speak for themselves.
Combining our technology with old-fashioned story-telling, we have created an archival resource that is as unique and memorable as your loved one.
Here's how it works
We help you gather and organize photos of your loved one's life. Our biographer conducts interviews with select family members to gather highlights and details about hometown and childhood, education, career, marriage and family, passions, hobbies, and travel.
With your help, we create a CareCard that details your loved one's particular and specific likes and dislikes, and things that will help calm them on a challenging day. People with Alzheimer's and dementia speak a language all their own. You've learned it over time, but you can't always be there to translate for others. The CareCard is essential for in-home care, assisted living, memory care or hospital stays.
Care Notes provide a place to record and share changes as the disease progresses. Care Notes keep everyone on the same page.