It’s magic!

Residents at Fernhill and The Aldbury have begun experiencing a Dutch innovation in cognitive care.

Tovertafel, or ‘magic table’, comprises a box mounted on a ceiling hook that can be placed above any ordinary table.

Inside is a high-quality projector with sensors that detect the movements of hands and arms of those sitting below.

Colourful images respond instantly to participants’ reactions, creating a highly engaging opportunity for individual or group play.

It’s an ideal way to elicit sensations, relaxation and reminiscence in people with dementia and is being increasingly recognised as effective by clinical care experts.

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