Alive On Demand – Apps Release – Video Streaming Platform for Older People Designed to Engage and Spark Conversation With Loved Ones and Carers

Alive On Demand is a video streaming platform with over 200 unique videos designed by and for older people. This platform has been designed with activities staff/care staff/carers and loved ones in mind to better engage, spark conversation and learn more about individual and group interests.

Each video comes with a variety of additional activity resources to maintain and nurture engagement. These resources turn an engaging video into well rounded activity.

Alive On Demand is available through a browser on the internet and can now be enjoyed through both Android and iOS apps. Viewing these through the apps also means that each video can be viewed offline by everybody, in areas with no WiFi.

Alive  On  Demand was born out the need for specifically curated video content for people with varying levels of dementia, available whenever suits the busy lives of carers, both at home and in care homes.

Following extensive consultations with older people, including specific information on what places and activities they would like to engage with, Alive  On  Demand was  built with  its  audience at the  centre.

Before COVID forced care homes  to close their doors, many local attractions had contributed to  Alive’s  various projects by allowing visits and providing outreach sessions. Since lockdown, Alive  has  been delivering online zoom activity sessions to care homes in Bristol and now nationally. Some of these were ‘Out and About’ sessions.  Care  homes were taken on tours of attractions or  areas,  so they were able to feel like they had been out of the home and explored parts of the city. As the severity of COVID has increased Alive has observed that homes are no longer able to attend live  activity  at a fixed time. This led to homes asking for a way of accessing our unique content on demand  whenever it  might suit them.

The platform allows you to search for  content  based on the viewer’s level of dementia, their  personal  interests  and the length of time they have to enjoy the video. The videos are designed to be a mixture of learning, entertainment and  reminiscence with questions that guide group  discussion  and  one to one  conversation.

“What makes Alive  On  Demand  stand  out is really the fact that we have designed the content to be watched with loved ones, to create conversation and spark memories. The content is designed to support people in engaging with people living with dementia as well as allowing those living with dementia to enjoy things that are meaningful to them.” – Emma Dyer, AOD Project Manager.

To see Alive on Demand in action watch our promo video at https://youtu.be/eTM9iUWZzzc. Sign up to the  newsletter at http://www.aliveondemand.co.uk to find out more about  Alive  On  Demand  and keep up to date  with new releases and features. Take a look  at  Alive’s  sample videos at  https://aliveondemand.co.uk/orders/customer_info?o=58533  or contact Alive Activities for more information.

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