Zinnia is a collection of artfully-designed, research-driven videos that enhance the lives of both people giving and receiving care by creating connection and engagement, and reducing anxiety.
Zinnia is named after the zinnia flower, which symbolizes endurance because it blooms from mid-summer all the way until frost and can withstand the most hostile conditions. Zinnias also represent enduring friendship, goodness and remembrance. By creating Zinnia, we intend to help people flourish beyond their diagnosis.
Originally created for people living with memory loss and cognitive changes often associated with dementia, Zinnia is perfect for anyone requiring a more gentle, uplifting viewing experience.
Zinnia is optimized to be engaging for people with mid- to late-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias who live very much in the moment. We want to make that moment as interesting as possible and one way we do that is by offering a sequence of short, engaging videos with a variety of interesting topics.
Zinnia can be watched on a television by downloading the app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, ROKU or Android TV.
Monthly subscribers will be automatically billed each month. You can cancel at any time. Annual subscriptions will renew a year after they were initiated, and you will be notified before the next year’s fee is charged to you.
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While the Nature videos are generally considered soothing, there is not one right answer here. Sometimes a welcome distraction will serve to soothe agitation, like playing a Sing-Along video. Sometimes a sense of connection with the familiar will sooth agitation. For some people this might be an Animal video, like Dogs if they have been a dog lover, or an Interests video, like Fly Fishing if the viewer always found this to be a peaceful activity. Also consider a video in the Interests channel like Just for Fun, or Puns with Erin that can bring a smile and lighten the mood.
Our Activities of Daily Living videos are intended to make a potentially triggering activity less challenging. Choose the video that best matches the activity. If the viewer is resistant to drinking water, for example, we have several Drink Water videos intended to get across the idea, “Look – everyone else is drinking water. Let’s drink water, too.”
Also consider simply sharing an uplifting video like Just for Fun that sets a positive tone, or a Nature video that can ease distress.