Even now, many of us know the difficulty in helping our older relatives set up a social media profile, many of them doing so just to keep up with their families away from home.
Most websites today are made to be easy, but they don't have inexperienced audiences in mind. This means that people trying to save their photos and other files online will be stuck unable to even get them onto their profile, let alone figuring out how to retrieve them later on.
If older users can't make their memories available, then there really isn't much point to it. This is why Miigen makes it intuitive to use their app, because they've been there before.
Co-founders Craig Lemmon and Campbell Ferrier both felt the grief of losing a parent, and endured added loss when they found they couldn't piece together their parents' past.
"My father’s life was 'held captive' in shoeboxes of images that I didn’t know existed and, worst still, there was the story of my father’s younger life that I knew nothing about," said Craig.
"This made me think how could we turn what is a terminal event we all have to deal with on the passing of a parent and change it into a journey of discovery where the family go and the learn about the older adults in their family before it is too late to ask them".
Whether a family member has to go into care, or they live across the country or state, Miigen allows them to keep in touch with you and your family while building a network of shared moments.
Craig and Campbell want you to give you the chance to experience more with your family, that's why they want you to visit their homeland of Scotland! Click the link, and get ready to record even more memories with your loved ones!
Miigen allows older adults to inform, educate and entertain their successors with stories of their lives. It can significantly can ease the task of caring daughters and sons in keeping the legacy of their parents' world alive and vibrant.
Miigen is for the past, so that you can discover things about your family you didn't before. It works in the present, because you build new memories with your loved ones as you put it together. The future is where it lasts, so you can remember the lives of those who are most dear to you.