Anchor home celebrates the past by adopting technology of the future

Not-for-profit care provider Anchor has invested in ‘cutting-edge’ Dutch technology to assist its residents living with dementia.

Anchor’s Beech Hall has installed the Tovertafel (magic table) in its care home as part of its anniversary celebrations.

The award-winning innovation comes from the Netherlands, which is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to dementia care.

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The Tovertafel contains a series of activities for people living with mid to late stage dementia such as popping bubbles, moving leaves and hitting a beach ball.

Davina Hemingway, care home manager at Beech Hall, said: “There is no doubt it has helped those living with dementia, but it has other benefits too; it has helped others improve their hand/eye co-ordination and one of the most delighted things to see is the total joy it brings to residents playing the simplest of games with their grandkids when they come and visit.”

John Ramsay, the CEO of Shift 8 Limited, the company which brought the Tovertafel to the UK, added: “Designed to create moments of happiness for the residents, it is heart warming to provide positive and invaluable experiences, with residents more motivated to interact with staff, family and carers alike.”

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