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
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Written by Ryan on Tuesday the 23rd of October 2018.
October has been a busy month for us as we work hard behind the scenes on our Essex County Council Challenge Dementia Prize entry. Here’s a little update on what we’ve been getting up to.
What Did We Do in October?
Using all the feedback we’ve collated from the carers of Essex on our digital prototype we have been able to spend more time shaping our digital app, ‘Happy At Home’, an app/website for carers to support them on their journey as they care for someone with dementia.
We now have a solid idea, and spent this month looking at two aspects of the app – business planning and app operation. To help us make these decisions we spent a week locked in a room, brainstorming everything we could.
We created a business case, looking at potential partnerships and how we could add value to these businesses. To help with these introductions, we have also created a fantastic film that aims to capture the project, how it will work and the positive impact it will have on its users.
Using all our feedback, we spent time working on the design and interaction of the app to create a minimum viable product. After we do the full build of the app, after receiving our funding this will then be piloted with 100 carers, so we can see how the app performs when used in a ‘real world’ environment. This will also be our opportunity to evidence and measure its success.
Our next step is to consider how best we can measure and evidence the idea. We want to measure how the app prevents carer burn out, improves the quality of care as well as how it will reduce dependence on local services.
After this, we’ll be preparing for our pitch. We look forward to giving you further updates as the process continues. There will be a launch event on the 28th November where we will find out if we’re successful! We very much hope this will be the starting point for us to get building the app/idea!