Active Minds app helping families caring during lockdown

An app released by wellbeing company Active Minds is helping carers of those living with dementia to keep minds active during lockdown.

Support for Care has over 200 different activities suitable for different stages of the dementia journey which can be conducted within the home. 

The app seeks to make activity idea generation easier for those caring for someone living with dementia, to vary offerings and help to improve quality of life and wellbeing.

It can be common for activities to become recycled, and the Support for Care app wants to help break this cycle and provide access to a variety of new and supportive fun activities.

“Caring for a family member living with dementia at home provides a great opportunity to connect and spend time together,” an Active Minds spokeswoman said.

“Supporting positivity through engaging relationships is such an important factor of wellbeing, and whilst visitation is low, getting involved in puzzles, arts and crafts and sensory activities can be great for keeping active, exploring new or familiar interests, and building connections,” she added.

The Support for Care app, which also has a variety of learning videos and a questionnaire which can help you choose the appropriate activity level for abilities, is available to download on both Apple and Android.