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Moving Minds for Dementia sufferers in care homes.

by Inner Trust in Nantwich, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th December 2019 we successfully raised £7,765 with 55 supporters in 31 days

Stimulating care home residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's using music and an interactive table for physical, social and emotional benefit

by Inner Trust in Nantwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money would allow us to deliver a full year of workshops every month to Care Homes in Cheshire.


Who we are

We are a non-profit Community Interest Company based in Cheshire in England and are a member of BACP dedicated to improve mental health in our community. Founded in 2017, Inner Trust uses non-traditional and innovative therapies based around music. Music is a means of expression that connects people, invokes emotions and bridges cultures, genders and generations. It is a universal language and use of it can be a fun way to connect with people, In the case of those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, opening an experience to stimulate memory and start conversations.

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, Music Producer & DJ and have my own label and publishing company producing dance music and creating music for TV and adverts. Having seen the lack of support for young people during my time spent as a counsellor in secondary schools, I wanted to combine the fun and creativity of music with counselling and supporting people. I also have a specific passion for supporting the elderly who are affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia.


What we are trying to do

The aim of the Crowdfunder is to buy an Interactive Table that helps us to expand our musical activities with those affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia in Elderly Care Homes across Cheshire. Research on the neuropathology of dementia and on the science of play, establishes that people even in the later stages of the disease can still experience three primary outcomes of play: sensation, relaxation and reminiscence which can be achieved through Residents interaction with the table. 

We want to create a visual and musical session experience that multiple people can enjoy at the same time; stimulating movement, communication and mental engagement. We want to  enable those who are non-verbal or less verbally able to interact with peers, increase their physical exercise, confidence, social involvement and feeling of self-worth, promoting positive mental health and helping to build emotional resilience.  The table can be used as a projector screen on the ceiling for those residents who are immobile. We want to help enable the resident to connect in, to spark memory, engage and bring joy and the power of curiosity and wonder as well as laughter into their life.

Why is this important?

Too often when our senior citizens reside in Care Homes, they lack passion they once had and give up on communicating with others. People with Alzheimer’s in particular are more prone to this as their day-to-day memory is poor. Our project, with your support will enable them the opportunity to access their longer term memories from their past which can be much stronger and interact with people with similar experiences providing them with a sense of being part of where they live and connection to others which is so vital for healthy wellbeing.


How can we make this happen?

We need YOU!  We need to raise £7150 for our amazing Interactive Table to support those affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia.  

We have local care homes and their residents waiting for our support. We have trained staff and volunteers ready to create a visual and musical experience that multiple people can enjoy at the same time and for them to experience the fantastic benefits that these sessions can bring. We just need your support to facilitate the purchase of the Interactive Table. 

Donate to make a difference

Please consider contributing to our project, you will really have a profound impact on the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia.  Bring back connection and spark memory. Memories that create smiles and bring joy. Priceless. 

Thank you!



Some of the great Reward Partners who support us:


Some of the other great benefits of the Interactive Table.

Physical Benefits

Physical reach was observed to extend and develop within 5 minutes of interaction.

Using the Mobii on the table and the floor gave opportunities for both upper body and lower body exercise.

On average participants used 5 different physical movements when using the Mobii/

Emotional Wellbeing

Over 90% of participants consistently showed signs of enjoyment and happiness when using the Mobii.

Smiles and responses related to concentration were the most frequently observed responses when using the Mobii.

Participants with a range of stages of dementia were able to actively and positively engage with the Mobii.

Social Benefits

Peer to peer, group talk and seIf-talk were consistently observed throughout the research.

Those who were non-verbal or less verbal were able to interact with peers using the games.

The Mobil was able to demonstrate distinct social benefits when used 1:1 in small groups and in larger groups.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

6 Course Meal for 2 at Piste Wine Bar (Worth £80)

6 Course Meal for 2 & Glass of Prosecco on arrival at Piste Wine Bar (Worth £80) - Piste's New Menu Sun - Thur from 2nd Jan to 31st Mar 2020

£10 or more

£10.00 Reward

A major BIG thank you from us and a Special mention on our social media pages.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A major BIG thank you from us and a Special mention on our social media pages. And a Inner Trust Limited edition Key ring.

£21 or more

VIP Booth at The Studio (Worth £30)

VIP Booth at The Studio Nightclub Nantwich (Worth £30) VIP booth that includes free entry for 10 people, VIP booth for Retro or the Balcony with a FREE bottle of Vodka.

£22 or more

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (Worth £25)

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (worth £25.00). A prestigious jewellers in Staffordshire and Cheshire, John Pass offers fine quality swiss watches, jewellery and gifts for the important moments in life.

£30 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Afternoon Tea for 2 at Residence (Worth £36)

Afternoon Tea for 2 (worth £36.00) at The multi-award winning Residence Restaurant and Bar in the glorious, historic centre of Nantwich. To be redeemed and used by 31st December 2019.

£30 or more

Redshift Radio Blog & Podcast (Worth £40)

Podcast & Blog (worth £40.00) to promote your organisation with RedShift Online, comes with studio time and Engineer.

£35 or more

Totally Tropic Facial (Worth £40)

A relaxing 45 minute facial using natural and ethical "Tropic Skincare" products at Bluebelll Beauty in Burland. (worth £45)

£35 or more

Sunday Lunch 4 People at Panama Hattys (Worth £59)

This offer is a 2 course set price menu (starter and main) worth £59.80 per table at Panama Hattys. A maximum of one voucher per table may be redeemed Offer commences 12th Jan 2020 and ends 16th Feb 2020. Available Sunday only on pre booked tables that quote “Moving Minds Reference number Voucher” when making their reservation. All extras, side orders, drinks, and desserts are chargeable

£40 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Meal for 2 voucher at Residence (Worth £50)

Meal for 2 voucher (worth £50.00) at The multi-award winning Residence Restaurant and Bar in the glorious, historic centre of Nantwich. To be redeemed and used by 31st December 2019.

£45 or more

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (Worth £50)

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (worth £50.00). A prestigious jewellers in Staffordshire and Cheshire, John Pass offers fine quality swiss watches, jewellery and gifts for the important moments in life.

£52 or more

Living Pure Natural Full Works (Worth £64.00)

1 x NEA Intense Hydration Face Cream 50ml 1 x DIAMOND ELITE Extra Enriched Hand Cream 50ml 1 x 1 x Aloe Vera Soap or 1 x Charcoal Soap. All hand gift wrapped. Living Pure Natural has a personal, intimate style that stands out against other beauty and skin care brands. We promise…No parabens, no silicones, no mineral oil, no phthalate and no PCM compounds.

£53 or more

Living Pure Natural Aromas (Worth £66.00)

1 x FEMALE Eau De Toilette 30ml or 1 x My LPN Natural Spray Unisex 30ml and a 1 x Luxury Candle (Pick 1: Aqua Blossom & Coral Soy, White Jasmine Soy Candle, Wild Fig & Cassis Soy Candle) All hand gift wrapped. Living Pure Natural has a personal, intimate style that stands out against other beauty and skin care brands. We promise…No parabens, no silicones, no mineral oil, no phthalate and no PCM compounds.

£65 or more

Living Pure Natural's Sleep Well Miracle-worth£81

1 x TIMELESS Deep Hydration Night Cream 50ml 1 x OLEUM Antiaging + Intensive Repair Serum 30ml All hand gift wrapped. Living Pure Natural has a personal, intimate style that stands out against other beauty and skin care brands. We promise…No parabens, no silicones, no mineral oil, no phthalate and no PCM compounds.

£65 or more

0 of 2 claimed

PC Overhaul/Upgrade to Windows 10 (worth£80)

PC Handyman: Included in overhaul is backing up all user data first, then the system is wiped and reloaded with Windows 10 is put on to replace Windows 7 (support for 7 ends mid January 2020) professional setup with all anti-virus and various other bits of software, fully tuned up and then the data put back on. Speeds up the system and eradicates any problems. (This excludes any additional Hardware the compouter may need)

£68 or more

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (Worth £75)

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (worth £75.00). A prestigious jewellers in Staffordshire and Cheshire, John Pass offers fine quality swiss watches, jewellery and gifts for the important moments in life.

£68 or more

Living Pure Natural Day and Night Silky Skin

Worth £85 Includes: 1 x NEA Intense Hydration Face Cream 50ml 1 x TIMELESS Deep Hydration Night Cream 50ml 1 x Aloe Vera Soap or 1 x Charcoal Soap. All hand gift wrapped. Living Pure Natural has a personal, intimate style that stands out against other beauty and skin care brands. We promise…No parabens, no silicones, no mineral oil, no phthalate and no PCM compounds.

£85 or more

Forever Living Products Package (Worth £102.92)

Forever Living Products - Aloe Gel Drink Tripack (3 x 1 litre bottles total 3 litres) & Royal Jelly Tablets 60 tablets and Delivery to anywhere in England Northern Ireland

£90 or more

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (Worth £100)

John Pass Jewellers Gift Card (worth £100.00). A prestigious jewellers in Staffordshire and Cheshire, John Pass offers fine quality swiss watches, jewellery and gifts for the important moments in life.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Record Label Full Back Catalogue (Worth over £500)

Every release from Cheshire based Record Label Tactal Hots Music & Tactal Publishing on Limited Edition USB in Box. (Worth over £500) Releases From 2010 - present over 100 releases of some of the best underground dance music around. Frequent Supporters of the Lable: Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold and many more.

£200 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Proffesional Wedding, Party Package. (Worth £350)

Groove Noise Wedding or Event DJ (Worth £350) Includes: Full DJ package: including Large Disco, PA and Full Lighting Rig with a range of Lighting effects, haze machine & 3D Laser. Check out reviews for Groove Noise https://www.yell.com/biz/groove-noise-nantwich-7519297/ & www.alivenetwork.com

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Proffesional Wedding, Party Package. (Worth £370)

Groove Noise Wedding or Event DJ (Worth £370) Includes: Full DJ package: including Large Disco, PA and Full Lighting Rig with a range of Lighting effects, haze machine & 3D Laser. Check out reviews for Groove Noise https://www.yell.com/biz/groove-noise-nantwich-7519297/ & www.alivenetwork.com

£300 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Combermere Abbey Wedding Package. (Worth £450)

Combermere Abbey Wedding Package (Worth £420) Includes: Full DJ package: including Large Disco, PA and Full Lighting Rig with a range of Lighting effects, haze machine & 3D Laser and Mood lighting around dance floor.

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