"All About Us" mindful life-storytelling game, developed by MinD project, features on BBC World Service "People fixing the world"


The All About Us mindful life-storytelling game, which was developed by the European consortium MinD and produced by company Relish, was launched in February 2022 whence it became available commercially. It has since been purchased and used by people looking for something different for their loved ones living with dementia, in dementia groups as well as in other research projects as ice breakers. For example, it was used in the IDoService project, and dementia support worker, Emma, rom Age UK Salford was speaking warmly about using the game with people with dementia at the IDoService symposium in October.

The game has since been recognised internationally through inclusion in the BBC World Service series People Fixing the World. In the episode, "Board Games Fixing the World", Professor Kristina Niedderer discusses the design and benefits of the All About Us game. The game has been co-designed and evaluated by researchers from the MinD team together with people with dementia, care partners and carers in four countries, including the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain. Its aim is to provide support to people with early to mid-stage dementia, especially following the diagnosis. Based on concepts of life-storytelling and mindfulness, the game encourages players to talk about, and reflect on, their life experiences and aspirations to help payers focus on what they can and want to do with their life.

You can listen to the recording "Board Games Fixing the World" here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct3j3f

The game was launched in February this year in collaboration between the MinD team and dementia wellbeing specialists Relish under the trademarked name All about Us, and it is now for sale on the Relish website and via online retailers:


Further information on the MinD project is available from the project website: http://www.designingfordementia.eu For any questions or suggestions about the MinD project and its activities, please contact Professor Niedderer at: k.niedderer@mmu.ac.uk