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Activities for Dementia

Since 2010 Active Minds has been researching, designing and developing activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.

Meaningful activity, mindfully designed

Active Minds was set-up as a social business with a mission to create positive, well-made, human-centred and evidence-based activity products and games with an ambition to offer more people a better quality of life.

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Award Winning Activity Kits for Dementia

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.

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Design by Experience

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.

Social Impact Report

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.

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of carers felt products helped to reduce boredom and frustration.


of carers felt product helped to evidence person centered care.


of families felt the products helped to reduce the stress of caring for someone with dementia.


people have seen an improvement in their quality of life so far.

Some of our clients

See how our activity resources have helped some of our clients

Latest from the blog

Read our latest news and updates around the topic of dementia

Is there a stigma attached to Alzheimer's and dementia?

Unfortunately, stigma around Alzheimer’s and dementia does still exist. This could be due to a number of reasons, such as: lack of public awareness, little understanding about both Alzheimer’s and dementia, people not experiencing dementia close to them e.g. a friend or family member developing dementia. Stigma is a significant obstacle to the well-being and quality of life for those living with dementia and their families, however there are many ways to overcome this. Here are some of our top tips.

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Alzheimer's Society – Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Society #WalkWithMe campaign kicked off in August and is running until October, so the good news is you still have time to take part!

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Eating and Drinking with Dementia

Dementia can considerably affect a person’s relationship with food and eating. A person with dementia can experience difficulties eating and drinking as their dementia progresses, and it is important for carers to know how to encourage an appetite and help uphold a healthy and nutritious diet to prevent weight loss and co-ordination problems.

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