Use your own photos!

Keeping your memory active through playing

Connecting memories and people through interactive memory training. Not only for people with dementia.

We want to strengthen the social life of people and relatives affected by dementia.

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Our mission

Exploring new opportunities together

We want to actively change the lives of people with dementia and their relatives, families & friends. Together with scientists and IT experts, we have developed an interactive memory training for those affected. We believe in the possibilities of digital technologies to tap potential in the fight against dementia.

  • Train cognitive skills
  • Strengthen social life
  • Share memories

Many friends and partners already accompany us on our mission.


FBS Foundation - Madrid, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Gründerstipendium NRW 2021, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Wirtschaftsförderung Rhein-Erft GmbH

Dementia care — it’s not rocket science, it’s heart science.
– Gail Weatherill, RN

The app

Share and discover memories

Our free tablet app makes cognitive training fun and easy. Use your own photos, create your own personal training experience and relive memories. The accessible and target group-oriented design of the app makes it a barrier-free experience.

  • Android and iOS (tablets only)
  • Upload your personal photos
  • Accessible & intuitive

Promote social interaction

Counteract loneliness in old age through active and lively conversations and bring generatinons together.

Others about us

The App Golden Memories combines historical expertise and sensibility with technological progress and societal responsibility. It stimulates intergenerational dialogue in a fascinating way, it allows to playfully and creatively rediscover visual treasures of family history, and it shows excellently how technology in transition can enrich our personal lives.
Prof. Dr. Volker Remmert - Director IZWT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
We all have golden memories. But what if through mental disorder such as caused by dementia you do lose touch with your memories? This is one of the most frightening things that can happen to a person. How to reach out to these people? How to retrieve those memories? Photography can help. Family photographs trigger memories, and when activated they bring back past events. The App Golden Memories aims for that: to activate the brain, to reach into the deeper layers of the subconscious, the depths where memories are stored by means of family photos and to bring to the surface what lies dormant.
Prof. Dr. Kitty Zijlmans - Professor emerita of Contemporary Art History and Theory/World Art Studies, Leiden University
I always thought that I would to the grave convinced that the visual arts -- including photography of course -- are not and should never be "at the service of another discipline". It is as if I had Stieglitz always poised on my right shoulder acting as my conscience in Esthetics. GOLDEN MEMORIES prompts me to reconsider my position seriously. Here is a utilitarian application of vernacular photography that is, at the same time, noble because it is so humane. It would be hard to think of a more praiseworthy purpose of the visual medium.
Dr. Lee Fontanella

Our team

Together against oblivion

Our founding team consists of Carmen Pérez González (freelance curator, photo historian and lecturer at the Bergische Universität in Wuppertal) and the experience design agency milkmonkey. We collaboratively develop solutions to improve the life quality of people impacted by dementia. We are driven by the conviction that our project can make a real difference in the lives of those affected and their families.



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Reza Sheikh, Angelita Pérez Campos, Shahnaz Bahadori, Alireza Darvish, Parsa Amini, Franziska Ehmcke, Luna, Mitra, Mani and Dariah, Matthias Neugebauer and Julia Waldner, Volker Remmert, Kitty Zijlmans and Rudi, Lee Fontanella, Yolanda Fernández-Barredo Sevilla, Juan José Sánchez García