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 27th of November 2013.
Active Minds travelled to Birmingham with a trunk full of dementia activity products and set-up a stand The Care Show on the edges of the Dementia Care Theatre – which meant the Active Minds team got to listen-in on some fascinating talks throughout each of the days!
On day 2 of the show Active Minds’ Founder, Ben Atkinson-Willes spoke at a talk chaired by Sylvie Silver of NAPA (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) along with Tim Lloyd-Yeates of Alive!, Robin Comerford of Ellior and Steve Wright of SCIFIT (UK) Ltd, on ‘Activities imroving health and wellbeing in dementia. Successful schemes and their outcomes’.
The panelists answered some pressing questions such as “What are the best examples of incorporating meaningful activities into a care service users life?” and “What outcomes can be achieved when you get it right?”
It is always a great few days of meeting fantastic people and talking more widely about how to improve the lives of those with dementia.
If you came along to see us, thank you, and please keep in touch.