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 Wednesday the 15th of August 2012.
Over the past week Alice has continued the development of our new painting book designed for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, which now has a selection of 25 images.
Today was the second round of testing at Ashford House, where we hoped to see promising results from the new and improved designs. The residents enjoyed another great day, with the enhanced range of images ensuring there was something for everyone – regardless of the level of dementia.
A number of useful observations were made which will be incorporated into the image designs as we continue to improve them. The key here is getting the balance right between suitably adult images and an appropriate level of complexity for our audience.
Over the next seven days each image will be refined and an additional 15 designs will be added, before further testing of the final 40 images.
As ever we are keen to hear your ideas for images so please get in touch ahead of the production deadline, which is looming near!