This image shows an amazing light projection and sound effect entertainment system for people with dementia. This game show leaves projected onto the table for people to "swoosh" off.

Tovertafel

Tovertafel -where actions speak louder than words.

Being back in the hands-on care sector, I am able to appreciate innovation not only from a writing perspective but from a real-life one too. How many professional care writers/journalists are in the thick of things? Many write from afar, having little idea of reality, garnering information for articles from those in the know.

I was introduced to Tovertafel by a care business owner who is using innovation to stimulate and entertain people. Both will also reduce stress, anxiety and depression so her work is to be commended.

What is Tovertafel?

Tovertafel is a fun way to stimulate people with dementia to move more and interact socially? The Tovertafel Original was developed for and with people in the moderate to severe stages of dementia. The interactive games break through apathy by stimulating both physical and cognitive activity and encouraging social interaction. Moreover, the Tovertafel creates treasured moments with family members and carers. These games are all about enjoyment and wonder.

The Tovertafel is a little box that can be mounted on the ceiling, for instance, above the dining room table of a care institute. Inside the box is a high-quality projector, infrared sensors, speaker, and processor that work together to project the games onto the table. Because the colourful objects respond to hand and arm movements, residents get to play with the light itself.

There are lots of wonderful games to chose from, 16 of which are dementia specific. One of them is called Leaves. 

Use your imagination to consider how therapeutic and fun this game would be…..

This product is amazing and although expensive it is worth seeing if any local funding is available to you.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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