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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

What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s may share some of the same symptoms, however they are not the same. Here is what you need to know about both and discover why they cause so much confusion.

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Dementia Friendly Theatre

So many of us enjoy going to theatre, it is an experience that many look forward to, so we are especially pleased to hear that more and more venues around the UK are now offering dementia friendly events and shows as a part of their programme.

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Technology to Help Those Living with Dementia at Home

Technology can be used in a variety of ways and for a variety of different purposes especially with helping people with dementia. Assistive technology refers to devices or systems that support a person with dementia maintain or improve their independence, safety and wellbeing. Assistive technology has a number of benefits, such as improving the confidence and quality of life for a person with dementia, help manage potential risks in and around the home, help with memory and recall, as well as providing reassurance to carers and help them to feel less stress when taking care of a loved one with dementia. We have rounded up some of the top technology products in the caring sector to help those living with dementia at home.

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