Lancaster Grange Care Home, Fernwood, invests in a touch of magic for residents with dementia
A care home has brought a touch of magic to residents with dementia.
Lancaster Grange Care Home, Fernwood, has invested in an interactive table.
The magic table 360, which uses games to connect residents with staff and each other, is designed to improve the well-being of people living with dementia.
Rebecca Hall, general manager, said: “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.
“The benefits have shown to improve mood and behaviour, especially across the mid-to-late stages of dementia, greater physical, social and cognitive activity, reduction in withdrawn-like symptoms, weight gain and positive impacts on relationships with staff, friends and family.”
Dr Pete Calveley, chief executive of Barchester Healthcare, said: “We are delighted by the initial response of the residents.
“Designed to create moments of happiness, it is heart-warming to provide positive and invaluable experiences, with residents more motivated to interact with staff, family and carers alike.”