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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

How to enjoy Bonfire Night with someone living with dementia

Bonfire Night is a magical evening for the whole family but for people living with dementia it can also be a distressing time. Fireworks are loud and can cause a person living with dementia to feel frightened, agitated and unsettled. It is therefore important to ensure that you create a calming and safe environment for your loved one to enjoy the evening, whether outside at a firework party or inside.

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Product spotlight: Sensory Scene

Following the success of our Scentscape we have created an innovative new product called Sensory Scenes - a multi-sensory activity for people in the later point of their dementia journey.

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How Hobbies can Help People Living with Dementia

As a person’s dementia progresses, it is likely to have an impact on their ability to carry out certain activities. However, many people with dementia still enjoy their previous hobbies.

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