Old photos from open databases made available through an iPad app, as a resource and means for communication in dementia care.
The app, Platsminnen allows its users to freely search and browse the over 1,2 millions of photos in Riksantikvarieämbetet's (Swedish National Heritage Board's) database Ksamsök (website: www.ksamsok.se) and public heritage site Platsr (website: www.platsr.se).
The photos can be organized in collections, to which the users can return and reassure their life’s stories and memories. Information can also be added to the photos by the users, along with personal photos.
Photos, narratives and collections can either be private, or shared to social media, to other users of the application and to the Swedish National Heritage Board. In the future, it will also be possible to compile the collections into printed photobooks.