A TOUCH of magic is bringing smiles to the faces of residents at a Rugby care home.
Overslade House Care Home has introduced a new ‘Magic Table 360’ as a way to improve residents’ quality of life.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Magic Table 360 uses interactive games to connect residents with staff and with each other, and research shows it improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia.
Using interactive light projections, the Magic Table 360, which can be played independently or in a group, stimulates movement by inviting participants to take part in activities such as popping bubbles, playing the piano, colouring in pictures, sweeping leaves or interacting playfully with fish.
It also includes a range of games which are rich in colour, movement and detail, and allow people of all ages to play in a safe and comfortable environment.
The table – which can be projected onto the floor, ceiling, walls, a whiteboard or even a bed – has been shown to improve mood and behaviour, promote greater physical, social and cognitive activity, reduce withdrawn-like symptoms and weight gain, and improve relationships with care staff, friends and family – especially across the mid-to-late stages of dementia.
Violeta Baesu, General Manager of the home, said: “We’re excited to bring a touch of magic to the residents at our home. The Magic Table 360 will make a big difference by helping to connect residents with staff and with each other, and it’s great fun for the young at heart.”