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 Active Minds on Wednesday the 12th of February 2014.
Residents at Caythorpe Residential Home, Lincolnshire, enjoying a party.
How many individuals do you care for, and what does your average day look like as an Activities Co-ordinator?
I care for 14 individuals and my average day as an Activities Co-ordinator is trying my best to cater for each individual’s needs, and trying to make each day different and stimulating for each person. I try my best to make a difference in their lives; to make each day as enjoyable as possible.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is seeing that I have made a difference. A smile on a person’s face, and laughter, says a lot to me. Seeing the residents happy with what they do with me is a reward in itself.
Which activity do you do with those you care for that you see the most engagement from?
I get a lot of engagement from a lot of my activities but one that stands out for me for the residents would be music and singing, they really love this and get a lot of pleasure from it. They smile, and some like to dance, which is lovely to see.
When you are having a trying time, what keeps you going?
I don’t really have a trying time as the residents always keep me going, they are such lovely people to work with and I have all the time in the world for them.
What do you enjoy most about being an Activities Co-ordinator?
I enjoy everything about my job, but I think I enjoy making a difference to their lives, giving them things to enjoy and look forward to. I always think I am lucky doing a job which I find so rewarding.
Congratualtions and many thanks to June!