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Board game for people living with dementia

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it better support family caregivers as they care for a loved one with dementia?

Originally designed for use in Care Homes, but used extensively by families and carers at home and in many different settings. It opens up conversations, gets connections made, makes the person with dementia feel loved, cared for and special. You will never run out of things to talk about whilst learning about each other and creating stronger bonds. Enjoyed by all the family from about five years old. Great for creating fun and laughter as people relax and memories are recalled.

Call-to-Mind is a board game specially designed for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers. It can be played by two or more players and all generations. It's a fun, interactive, communication game that gets people talking about the things they like, dislike and what is meaningful to them.  

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I'd like to try it out with different languages and communities.

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

I've had many requests for different language versions, so I need help with this.

How long has your idea existed?

  • Over 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

Tell us about your work experience:

I've been a graphic designer working in healthcare, but also on children's books, game design as teaching aids and exhibitions.


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Is this game already on the market?

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