Muscliff Care Home in Bournemouth has installed the Tovertafel (‘Magic Table’ in Dutch) in its care home following an overwhelming reaction from residents. This award-winning innovation comes from the Netherlands, which is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to dementia care.
The Tovertafel contains a series of activities for people living with mid to late stage dementia. It has been designed to encourage instinctive participation, inviting engagement and stimulating a level of physical and social activity rarely seen in people living with dementia in the later stages of their journey.
Dedrey Charles, the Matron at Muscliff Care Home, said: “The Tovertafel has provided accessible games to the residents at different level in their dementia journey in a safe environment. We find the use of the magic table very stimulating through play.”
John Ramsay, the CEO of Shift 8 Limited – the company which brought the Tovertafel to the UK, added: “We are delighted to install one of our first Tovertafel in Bournemouth and to help Muscliff broaden the range of activities they offer residents. It’s always such a rewarding experiencing witnessing residents interact with staff, family and carers alike, and we look forward to creating new moments of happiness with them.”