St Martins Grange launch dementia technology, Tovertafel

23rd October 2018

Residents and staff at St Martins Grange have welcomed the home’s new award-winning dementia technology, Tovertafel.

A Tovertafel, or ‘magic table’, is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands. It is renowned for its cutting edge approach to dementia care and the technology has been designed to help those with dementia to be more active, and create moments of happiness.

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, particularly in the later stages

On the day of the launch, residents and staff at St Martins Grange were joined by many special guests to the home including, the Mayor of Gillingham, Su Hunt, Tovertafel representative, John Paget, representatives from Friends of Dementia and John Amos who attended on behalf of his family, who generously donated funds to help pay for the Tovertafel.

The event took place in the home’s brightly lit Circle Room and was a huge success. All residents, their families and staff were keen to play on the wide variety of games that the technology offers, from fishing and gardening to even popping balloons! Everyone was delighted to welcome children from a local kindergarten, who were also very excited to be trying out Tovertafel for the first time.

Director of Residential Care, Graham Brittain said: “The Tovertafel is a wonderful piece of technology, and it is great to install the first one in north Dorset. At Care South, we are passionate about making life better for our residents, and this is just another example of our commitment to providing the very best care for them.”