Better TV for people living with dementia

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Supportive videos that inspire joy

Artistic, gently-paced video experiences create moments of engagement, joy and connection for people who give and receive care.

We're here to help

Standard TV programming can trigger confusion, distress, boredom or daytime sleeping. Watching a meaningful topic on Zinnia TV can soothe, delight and reinforce a person’s sense of identity. We also offer Enrichment videos with sing-alongs, conversation starters and trivia games.

Zinnia TV’s videos feature stunning images set to gentle music and sounds to bring the viewing experience to life.

Praise from Care Providers

"What a blessing and a gift this TV station is. It’s very visual, it’s very in-the-moment, it has positive things that you can look at. You can watch things together, you can talk about things together, and you don’t have to focus on a relationship the person doesn’t remember."

Teepa Snow
Positive Approach to Care
"What a goldmine Zinnia TV is! I have been my 86-year-old mother's full-time care partner since she was diagnosed in 2014. She enjoys nature shows, but TV programmes like movies and news are often too long and can trigger agitated responses. We watched the Fresh Air conversation video and she read the titles, asked questions, and expressed her thoughts. The babies video was my mum's favourite, and the underwater video was so calming. Thank you so much for Zinnia TV!"

Sharifah T.
Family Care Partner, Malaysia
“Zinnia caters to something that many care providers haven't thought about: what people with mid-stage or late-stage dementia watch on TV. It will become a key part of care. From seeing my clients react to the programming during the trials, I can say that for sure it has a positive impact on people with dementia and is something that many care providers will use.”

Lawrence T.
Family Resource Home Care's Platinum Caregiver of the Year
“The Zinnia TV project is a wonderful concept that has brought more joy to my aunt in an innovative way. We used to turn on classic TV shows and movies that my aunt used to love, thinking she would enjoy them, but as her dementia progressed she would get up and wander in the middle of a show. Zinnia TV's short, personalized videos reach her, as she is able to follow the content.”
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Amie K.
Family Care Partner, Seattle
"My wife has become much more engaged by Zinnia TV as her dementia has progressed. You guys just nailed it. Sometimes we watch the screen savers that come with Apple TV, yet those nature scenes just don't keep her attention the way your videos do. I don't know if it's the length of time that images remain on the screen, or the images you've chosen, but whatever it is, you've figured out what it takes to keep her engaged."
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John S.
Seattle
“Zinnia TV is super helpful. My client becomes distracted really easily. The nature videos, like waterfalls, trees, birds--they’re really engaging for her. She’s curious about what we’re watching, and often sighs, or says things like, ‘Such beauty!’ I had no idea that she likes dogs! I showed her the Dogs video and she got so excited--she had never communicated that to me, so it was really interesting to make that discovery.”

Amy K.
Creative Engagement Specialist, Aging Wisdom

Sample videos

Designed to connect

Meaningful recollection

Zinnia TV helps people stay connected to who they are, who they were, and what they love. Familiar topics, interests, locations and even sound effects enhance meaning, engagement and connection.

Immersive experiences

Made by artists, our videos are crafted to be beautiful, slow paced, easy to see and easy to process. They draw people in with a subtle internal logic that moves through time and place without the burden of plot or dialogue.

Deeper connection

Caregivers report that our videos can increase their connection with the people they support by providing insight into their interests and hobbies, as well as inspiring discussion, play, singing and laughter.

Simulated Presence Therapy

SPT can be an effective tool for soothing agitation and providing support when family members can’t be present. Our Friendly Greetings videos are interspersed with comforting, uplifting messages that help alleviate loneliness.

Zinnia TV Channels

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Free

Watch a limited selection of featured videos on our free channel. We will always have free videos so everyone can experience Zinnia TV.

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Premium

Enjoy our full collection of 100+ premium videos and curated channels. We are adding new content regularly so there's always something new.

$4.99/month

Or prepay annually and save 17%/year.

$49.99/year

Community

If more than five people in your community will watch Zinnia TV, contact us and we will be happy to set up a group plan that works for you.

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Upgrade to Premium to watch our full collection of videos

Premium

Enjoy our full collection of 100+ premium videos and curated channels. We are adding new content regularly so there's always something new.

$4.99/month

Or prepay annually and save 17%/year.

$49.99/year

Community

If more than five people in your community will watch Zinnia TV, contact us and we will be happy to set up a group plan that works for you.

Contact Us

Our Community Plan

Community

If more than five people in your community will watch Zinnia TV, contact us and we will be happy to set up a group plan that works for you.

Contact Us