For people facing cognitive challenges, standard TV programming can trigger confusion, distress, and daytime sleeping. Exploring a meaningful topic on Zinnia TV can soothe, delight, and reinforce a person’s sense of identity.
Zinnia TV videos help sooth agitation and anxiety by helping people stay connected to who they are, who they were, and what they love.
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.
Caregivers report that our videos help increase their connection with the people they support by providing insight into their interests and hobbies, inspiring discussion, and easing transitions between locations and activities.
Our growing library of enrichment videos include trivia games, sing-alongs, read-alongs, conversation starters, and support for daily life tasks: all designed to inspire discussion, laughter, and connection.
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.
"What a blessing and a gift this TV station is. 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."
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. We watched the Fresh Air conversation video and she read the titles, asked questions, and expressed her thoughts."
Family Care Partner, Malaysia
“I can say that for sure it has a positive impact on people with dementia and is something that many care providers will use.”
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. Zinnia TV's short, personalized videos reach her, as she is able to follow the content.”
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."
“My client becomes distracted really easily. 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.”
Creative Engagement Specialist, Aging Wisdom