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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Online web site where you can purchase products to help those with dementia

This week I had a coffee with the guy who started the company Active Minds that specialises in developing and selling products to assist those with dementia.

Like so many people, Ben Atkinson-Willes experienced firsthand what it’s like to care for a loved one with dementia. Ben was a design student at Kingston University, when his grandfather developed Alzheimer’s disease.

There were so few products available to help people with dementia so he decided to create a range of activities as part of a University project for adults living with dementia. He was offered funding by the University to turn it into a business venture - that was the start of Active Minds.

It is great to see young entrepreneurs with both passion and a business acumen who are becoming part of the the growing band of start-ups creating and selling products to satisfy the demands of the ageing population. I wish him every success. Dick Stroud

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