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 Friday the 12th of August 2016.
Take a walk
Regular physical activity is really important for someone living with dementia. Taking a walk as short as five minutes can really help improve someone’s health and wellbeing. As dementia can cause people to withdraw from everyday life, a short walk is a great way to connect with the community.
Interacting with nature helps gain sensory stimulation. Carrying out gardening tasks such as planting flowers gives people with dementia a sense of ownership and something to look after. Sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors are always changing and watching plants grow can provide a meaningful connection to nature.
There are organisations such as Dementia Adventure that offer outings and short breaks, such as woodland walks and barge sailing specifically for people with dementia. These are designed for carers and people living with dementia to enjoy together.