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Care Home Activities for Dementia

While many hospitals and care homes offer excellent support, some are not doing enough to provide high quality, personalised care that helps individuals to live as fulfilling a life as possible”. This is evidenced by the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) review of dementia care.

The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 is to create a society by 2020 where every person with dementia, and their carers and families will receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care. This applies to all care settings, whether home, hospital or care home. The Challenge all sets out that all hospitals and care homes will be meeting agreed criteria to becoming a dementia friendly health and care setting.

An estimated 25 percent of hospital beds are occupied by people with dementia and approximately 69 per cent of care home residents are currently estimated to have dementia. With this in mind care homes and hospitals need to be doing more to be equipped with supporting people with dementia and this means having adult appropriate and suitable activities. As everyone is an individual some people will enjoy doing a particular activity whilst another will not get pleasure from it. Therefore, there needs to be a range of activities to suit everyone’s needs.

Mindful Gifts CIC can make things easy for you, by providing a one stop shop for adult appropriate and meaningful activities. All of our activities have been tried and tested for their suitability for people with dementia and our customers include care homes, hospitals, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Mental Health Trusts, day centres, prisons and dementia support groups. We have put together some professional packs, however, we have a wide selection of activities for you to choose from in the ‘Activities’ section.

You can order off our website and we can dispatch your items immediately to the address of your choice. However, if you prefer to pay by purchase order and/or invoice, you can email us at   (dot in-between mindful and gifts) with your order.

We aim to support you to become ‘dementia friendly’ health and care setting and meet the criteria set out by the Prime Minister’s Challenge.


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  • Sweet Stores


    You can create your own Sweet Stores which is not only ideal for reminiscence  but also a fun activity weighing and buying your own sweets. Includes: 6 Glass sweet jars 2 x 99 Flake tins 2 x Ration chocolate tins 4 x Licorice Twists/ English Toffee tins Weighing Scales 4 x Sweet Jars containing traditional sweets Sweet…

  • The Blitz memorabilia pack


    Our Blitz memorabilia pack is a collection of high quality reproduced paper memorabilia from the Blitz of WW2. The contents are all related the experience of the Blitz and it makes an excellent educational aid. It’s packaged in a clear bag with header card. Bringing History to Life Our Blitz pack really recreates the wartime…

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  • The Memory Box- discussion cards that will prompt memories


    The Memory Box contains a guidebook and 120 discussion cards to facilitate general reminiscence, produce memory diaries, put together guided autobiographies, or to help facilitate life reviews. Divided into twelve themes, the cards cover: family background; childhood and school days; adult life and children; working life; events; achievements; places; people; good times and bad times;…

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  • The Reminiscence Puzzle Book


    The puzzle book is ideal for a group activity and getting conversations going. Spanning the years 1930 to 1989, this is a highly practical and enjoyable book. It covers events, people, entertainment and everyday life and is designed to encourage group participation to recall and discuss their own personal experiences. Fully adaptable according to the needs…

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  • The Reminiscence Quiz Book


    A popular, informative and unusual quiz book specifically produced for work with reminiscence groups. Covering the years 1930 to 1969, it draws on memories and experiences of daily life and recalls major events and celebrities. More than 600 questions and answers are offered on four topics: news, people, entertainment and daily life. Questions can be…

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  • This is My Life Memory, Story Book


    This is My Life , memory and story book

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  • Titanic Memorabilia Pack


    This replica pack is a collection of high quality reproduced paper memorabilia, packaged in a clear bag with header card. It is a great educational resource for schools or families. Bringing History to Life A Replica Pack is a collection of high quality reproduced paper memorabilia, which really brings history topics to life for a…

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  • Titanic newspaper


    Contains: A complete 16 page replica of the Daily Mirror from April 16th, 1912. Full coverage of the sinking of RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage to New York. Includes adverts and other news of the day.

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  • TOP 5


    Top 5 is great for starting conversations, group openers or for use simply as a fun game. The cards make a great group activity in a care environment enabling individuals to find out more about each other and having fun!  Each card suggests a category for Top 5 discussion. Examples are: Name your top five…

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  • Traditional Jacks Game


    Traditional toys that will bring back memories. For a totally addictive game the whole family can enjoy together, try traditional jacks. After just one go you?re sure to be hooked. Set includes: 10 x Metal jacks ( 5 x gold, 5 x silver) 2 x Swirly rubber bouncy balls 1 x Set of instructions 1…

  • Traditional Naughts & Crosses


    Traditional Toys that will bring back memories.One that will appeal to every generation, this traditional wooden naughts and crosses game is just perfect for whiling away the hours with a friend. The wooden box holds 9 die and has a clever playing board on the reverse of the lid. Not for those under 3 years…

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  • Train Whistle Musical Instrument


    Lay down a music track with this nifty Train Whistle. This musical instrument is great for train and music enthusiasts alike. Length: 16 cm 8 inch. Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.