Today’s Sponsor Spotlight post features PHOTAVIA: an innovative company (and our very first GOLD sponsor!) that produces G-rated video shorts to engage, educate, and create entertaining experiences between caregivers and their loved ones.
During the holiday season, caregivers hope to maintain a stable and peaceful routine while creating new holiday memories for the person in their care. But that can be a challenge when memory loss, loss of independence due to illness, or the loss of a loved one—is present too.
Memories are one of life’s greatest gifts. Through one’s own sense of sight and sound, PHOTAVIA offers the perfect tool to create new holiday memories—and bring to mind treasured ones from years ago. For the caregiver and care receiver, the benefits of PHOTAVIA’s engaging, entertaining and educational G-rated video shorts are multifaceted:
- Brightening one’s spirit
- Instilling feelings of hope
- Giving a sense of self-worth
- Building connections to the community
- Providing the bridge to multigenerational relationships
Long-distance caregivers and other visitors may also be more present during the time between now and New Year’s Day. PHOTAVIA is the perfect gift to ease what sometimes may be uncomfortable visits—especially for relatives who haven’t seen a loved one’s decline over time—while offering purposeful engagement.
When it’s difficult to start conversation with a loved one, PHOTAVIA’s prompts can spark moments that keep your loved one’s memories stimulated and alive—and foster a continued relationship with that person, despite the losses he/she may be experiencing.
Entire families can enjoy PHOTAVIA’s services during the holidays too. By activating a few of the five senses, a person’s memory may be pinged—whether it’s after viewing PHOTAVIA’s extensive library of iconic images, by reading an insightful passage about what is being shown, or by listening to the thought-provoking background music.
- Imagine the joy of a grandchild seeing Grandma, normally quiet and subdued, come to life when she sees an image of Fred Astaire dancing across the screen.
- Imagine the joy of a son who hasn’t seen his father smile since his wife passed, gripping his dad’s hand as images of the Rocky Mountains, where they vacationed together, flashes across the screen.
- Imagine the joy of a family gathered together, hanging on their great uncle’s every word as he tells the story of what he remembers when the war was finally over—after the iconic image of a soldier kissing his beloved in the middle of the street appears on the screen.
Whether it triggers personal or historical recollection, seeing an image like the ones in PHOTAVIA’s carefully curated library can evoke more than just memories from that particular day. The sounds, smells, and feelings are all part of a moment in one’s memory. This is what PHOTAVIA is all about: stirring the emotions that spark engaging conversation and meaningful visits during time spent with a loved one.
Imagine the joy of a son who hasn’t seen his father smile since his wife passed, gripping his dad’s hand as images of the Rocky Mountains, where they vacationed together, flashes across the screen.
The holidays often stir emotions of joy and togetherness, but stress and sadness lingers in many homes and hearts too. The ambivalence of these emotions may be heightened during the holidays—for better and worse. Time together can be a gift, but it can also be filled with thoughts of resentment from other family members, thoughts that the primary caregiver is not doing what needs to be done, and feelings of guilt.
PHOTAVIA offers video shorts designed to shift your focus from current stressful emotions and situations to be more present with your loved ones. And what better gift is there than your presence, especially when you may not have much time with your family other than during the holidays?
But these positive moments aren’t reserved just for the holiday season. PHOTAVIA is the gift that keeps giving throughout the year for ongoing engagement, education, and entertainment to all viewers—of all ages!
Sign up today to enjoy PHOTAVIA at your family gatherings and celebrations next week. And by using the code ADVICE at checkout, Caregiving Advice readers get a special discount of 10% off a yearly subscription!