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
91% of carers felt products reduced frustration
86% would recommend Active Minds products
103,300 people have seen an improvement in their quality of life so far
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Written by Active Minds on Monday the 3rd of December 2012.
After 6 months of research and testing Active Minds are launching their latest activity product, a painting book for people with dementia. Each book has a selection of 40 clear, simple illustrations that have been developed and tested with Barchester Healthcare.
With just a brush and some paint all users can enjoy the satisfaction of creating these beautiful images, without assistance, again and again. Easily photocopied for group sessions, Paint Project is an effective and reusable tool for anyone wanting to provide engaging and meaningful activities for people living with dementia.
During final testing early this month the product proved a big hit with residents and carers alike. The images engaged the residence and helped stimulate memories and interesting conversations. Paint Project is now on sale for £12.50 and already proving a big hit in the run up to Christmas.
Sheena Wyllie, Director of Dementia Services at Barchester care homes, said: ‘We are wholly committed to improving and enhancing lives of people living with a dementia. It’s creative and quality products like these that can add to an individual’s day-to-day enjoyment.’
For more information or to order a copy please click here.