We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the P.H. Holt Foundation for a grant to purchase a ‘Magic Table’ for use by our residents and service users.
The ‘Magic Table’ is a mobile, interactive motion-activated projector device/table that can be used to project onto tables and floors. This device will give our residents and service users a truly interactive experience.
The Magic Table has been designed for use by people who have dementia. It has a range of important benefits including:
Encouraging Movement – for greater physical and emotional health
The Magic Table gives residents a rewarding and purposeful approach to exercise and movement with evidence from others that have used these resources saying:
- 90% of respondents stated they’d seen a positive impact on residents’ physical ability, participation and movements.
Emotional Well being – encompassing emotional and psychological aspects of well being.
The Magic Table is an uplifting resource that creates a positive atmosphere. Smiles, laughter and enjoyment.
- 75% of respondents believing the Magic Table has helped their most withdrawn residents.
Reminiscence & Nostalgia – finding ways to feel a sense of belonging and familiarity
Many residents who began a session fairly uncommunicative become animated, talking about their memories and past experiences prompted by the Magic Table activity.
- 92% participants reminisced during sessions.