Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission is and will continue to be, to create positive, mindfully designed, person-centred activity products and games to help people lead active lives.
Our award winning Complete Kit contains a wide range of evidence-based and tested resources specifically designed to engage people with dementia. Supporting all members of the team to deliver spontaneous activity sessions and evidence person centered care.
Active Minds is a company built on years of research and personal experience. A close working relationship with Barchester Healthcare and Kingston University has allowed Active Minds to bring together knowledge, experience and research to create some unique activity products and games designed for people with dementia.
Active Minds continually measures its social impact to establish the benefits our activity products are having on the lives of those living with dementia. We use this data to continue making improvements to our products and development process.See our reports
91% of carers felt products improved well-being
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Written by Active Minds on Tuesday the 2nd of July 2013.
The bright and well-designed guide, named As Easy as ABC, offers a range of 100 inspiring activity suggestions to help families get the most out of their time together, whether that be in their home or a care home environment.
The guide encourages the idea that supporting someone living with dementia is not always as taxing as it may initially seem. It was put together with help from 20 of Care UK’s own care home staff. The list of activities has been well thought through and includes many great ideas over a broad range of subjects – everything from arts and craft based activities through to suggestions to help trigger past memories and spark conversations – even providing suggestions on how best to use YouTube to steer reminiscence!
The result is a fun and fairly timeless guide to dementia care for the growing number of people around the country caring for a friend or loved one living with dementia.
According to Care UK, the ideas set-out in their free guide – a philosophy of Activity Based Care – were put into practice in 107 of their care homes in England and Scotland. But the suggestions, from simple ways to help someone maintain their independence to how to make the most of special occasions and days out, are just as valuable for families supporting and caring for a loved one in their own home.
A pdf of the guide can be viewed or downloaded here.