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 Thursday the 28th of September 2017.
Sensory snap is a tactile game with a purpose. The game can be played by matching the tiles with the images or grouping them together based on association, such as ‘things that are found outside’. This style of game encourages players to create new associations and cognitive links between objects.
As with all Active Minds products, Sensory Snap was tested alongside people living with dementia in professional and home care settings to ensure it is both effective and enjoyable. The game contains 6 tactile tiles arranged around the box. The aim is to feel one tile at a time and match it to the photograph underneath. Each texture and image has been tested to ensure that they have both calming and conversational value.
This product was developed as a result of research into Cognitive Stimulation Therapy which notes the benefits of creating new neurological links in the brain based on ‘categorisation’ as opposed to ‘simple matching’, a process which encourages the individual to improvise rather that repeat.
As ever, Active Minds customers have played a crucial role in the design and development of Sensory Snap. Feedback and ideas from customers are invaluable to our innovation and will continue to influence the design or new products and services.
For more information on the Sensory snap range, visit our Sensory Snap page.