Created by Active Cues in the Netherlands, Tovertafel (which in English translates to Magic Table) brings a sense of wonder to residents living with dementia. You may not have heard of it, but Tovertafel is a new light projector-based, game-changing innovation that projects playful, interactive games onto a tabletop, enabling people to move the images with their hands in an intuitive way. This amazing technology gives residents living with dementia the opportunity for moments of happiness and happier daily experiences. These games have been developed to need only those cognitive processes and “perceptions” that remain even in the late stages of dementia, to stimulate people to move more and interact socially.
Tovertafel has been a beautiful addition to Finely Regional Care, and was made possible by a $10,000 donation from the Ladies Auxiliary, for which we are abundantly grateful. It has been effectively engaging our residents who find it difficult to become involved in other activities. Residents have been captivated by the Tovertafel, and have immensely enjoyed using it, as you can see from the photos. It’s brought smiles, laughter and fun, as well as purposeful engagement and a sense of achievement.