Project information

Toy therapy for Alzheimer’s Dementia

As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the person with Alzheimer's regains childlike qualities that make their world as a magical place. Playing game with a toy specifically provides mental stimulation that is highly therapeutic to people living with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

February 2014 - August 2014

Charity information: Families for Survival UK

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  • Need


    Though there is no cure, it is possible to slow the progression of the disease. In addition, the majority of people (83%) suffering from Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia want to live in their homes for as long as possible and keeping them away from access to recreational activities as an approach of new treatment. Also toys play a important part to ease the burden of the dementia caregiver.


    Families for Survival UK will campaign for toys as a part of a complete care program for Alzheimer's dementia patients by engaging them and their caregiver. Social workers of Families for Survival UK will have specific training and qualifications. They will be involved in assessing a person's needs for services, and in planning, coordinating and advising on services for a deprived community as a recreational facility to enhance the quality of life of persons living with Alzheimer's Dementia.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The proper usage of toys in treatment to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's Dementia.


    » Providing Toys as part of their medication.
    » Free handy booklet for the beneficiaries containing all the information for them as well as their caregiver.
    » Providing guidelines while selection of toys based on the stage of the beneficiary.

    At least 60 people living with Alzheimer’s Dementia and their family caregiver will receive the recreational care therapy over the project period.

  • Impact


    This project will give tools as an important non-pharmaceutical approach for behaviour management to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviours. People living with Alzheimer's Dementia will be able to carry on things that are important to them in their life and to have great fun.
    To demonstrate the success of this project, we must focus our efforts on translating these commitments into better diagnosis and support, increased understanding and advancements in research.


    Selection process of the toys based on the interest of the patients and their comfort.

    To mitigate the risk, this is the project conviction that stage-appropriate activities, including toys selection for Alzheimer's patients should be considered as a part of a complete care program to enhance the quality of life of persons with dementia.


    Through social network, donors will get continuous update about the on going and forthcoming activities of this project with the stories of people living with dementia and their family caregiver and will receive newsletters if any important changes have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,278

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Toys for therapy Atleast 60 beneficiaries will receive sufficient toys as part of their medication.
      £1,200 publicity booklet 2 booklets for 60 beneficiaries and their family caregiver.12 awareness campaigns in 26 weeks
      £10,764 Salary & Wages 2 project workers, 1 highly skilled therapist, 1 Admin and 6 Volunteers will provide support
      £1,314 logistic,refreshment Transpor,Telephone,Internet for 26 weeks, Tea/coffee and snacks.Lumsum amount for unforseen cost.
  • Background




    People living with dementia from BAME communities will be the beneficiary from this project. Families for Survival UK will take a new approach to reaching and supporting people with dementia from diverse communities in Redbridge. Community volunteers will work to improve understanding of the condition and ensure people within the BAME communities have access to the support they need to live well with the condition.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Families for Survival UK is offering confidential telephone support, information and counselling to people who are experiencing emotional difficulties with their loved one with dementia. We will help to identify what they need and the best way to get it. This could mean helping to find support in local area through agencies offering specific services such as counselling, befriending, or support groups.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Chantell Witten

    She has been working for more than 10 years in the respective sector maintaining responsibilities of Programme Management.