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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 fullling 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

What do care professionals think of Active Minds kits?

We asked Gemma Bartholomew, Leisure & Wellness Coordinator at Haddon Hall Care Home, Buxton, a few questions about our award winning care home kits.

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How to Encourage Positive Communication between People with Dementia

We have put some ideas together on how positive communication can be achieved between two people living with dementia.

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Sleeplessness: How to help someone with Dementia Sleep

We all need a healthy amount of sleep and when you are living with dementia, it can be especially difficult to achieve this. Over 40% of people with dementia experience sleep disturbances which can mean waking up during the night numerous times, making it difficult to have an uninterrupted night of sleep. Sleeping well is one of the cornerstones of living a happy and healthy life, so having a poor quality of sleep can take its toll on the rest of the day and can have a cumulative effect over time.

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