Wiltshire welcomes award-winning dementia care technology

April 6, 2018

Woodfalls Care Home in Salisbury, Wiltshire have installed their first Tovertafel.

This award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, which is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to dementia care. The technology contains a series of interactive light games 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.

Tovertafel​Woodfalls Care Home is a small, privately run home providing individualised support for all residents. Woodfalls pride themselves on providing high quality care and encourage all residents to participate in regular activities with their fellow residents. The installation of the Tovertafel will continue this mission and support the lives of the 23 residents. For more information about Tovertafel please click here 

The Tovertafel creates a fun, safe environment for all residents. The games are formulated with the intention to trigger a sense of reminiscence among players in order to encourage stimulation socially, cognitively and physically. As light simulations, games are projected onto a table and include gardening, fishing and popping balloons.

Talking shortly after the Tovertafel was installed, Tracey Piper, the Deputy Manager at Woodfalls Care Home, said:

“The home was lucky enough to receive an anonymous donation which we decided should be used for the full benefit of our residents. We purchased the Tovertafel to enhance and improve the quality of life for residents living with dementia. It’s been brilliant to see the residents interact both with staff and on their own and has stimulated their cognitive ability and reduced anxieties.”

John Ramsay, the CEO of Shift 8 Limited – the company which brought the Tovertafel to the UK said:

“We are delighted to see the Tovertafel installed at Woodfalls. We’re all excited to see the joy it brings to the residents and their families to help with their dementia journey.”  

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