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    Tovertafel Original for people living with dementia
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The Tovertafel Original is a fun care innovation that connects older people in the late stage of their dementia journey with each other and with their surroundings, all the while stimulating movement. The beautiful games were developed specifically for the target group and can be played both independently and under supervision.

What is the Tovertafel Original?

Are you looking for a fun way to stimulate people with dementia to move more and interact socially? The Tovertafel Original was developed for and with people in the moderate to severe stages of dementia. The interactive games break through apathy by stimulating both physical and cognitive activity and encouraging social interaction. Moreover, the Tovertafel creates treasured moments with family members and carers. These games are all about enjoyment and wonder.
The Tovertafel is a little box that can be mounted on the ceiling, for instance, above the dining room table of a care institute. Inside the box is a high-quality projector, infrared sensors, speaker, and processor that work together to project the games onto the table. Because the colourful objects respond to hand and arm movements, residents get to play with the light itself.

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How was the Tovertafel developed?

Research is central to what we do. Not only did the Tovertafel emerge from the PhD research of Hester Le Riche, all our products are the result of a thorough design process. At Active Cues, there are always a couple of students who are doing research for their studies, which means that the Tovertafel is always improving.


We develop the Tovertafel games through the co-design method, working together with the target group and their environment. We talk with care workers and family members and each new game is tested with the residents. Because we actively involve them in the design process, we can tailor our products to their needs and interest, and thereby ensure that games will stimulate them as best as possible.
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Benefits of the Tovertafel Original

  • The Tovertafel stimulates physical activity so that residents move more
  • Older people can play with the Tovertafel independently
  • The Tovertafel lets people on the dementia journey break through apathy
  • Everyone can take part at their own level
  • Promotes valued interactions with other residents, relatives, informal carers and care staff
  • The Tovertafel does not take up any space and is not in the way
  • It offers an extensive range of games, each of which has its own goals
  •  We offer an optimal service to make using the Tovertafel as easy as possible

Purchasing a Tovertafel

We place a high value on quality and service, and with our extensive service we ensure that the installation and use of Tovertafel is as simple as possible. For more information about the costs and the different packages, please contact us.

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Why Active Cues?

Training & support

Discover all the possibilities of the Tovertafel. After the Tovertafel is installed, we offer staff and family members extensive support on the daily use of the Tovertafel. We even provide you with a special Tovertafel buddy.

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Because we use the co-design method and actively involve our target groups in the design process, we can tailor our products to their needs and interest. That way, we ensure that games will stimulate them as best as possible

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Scientific research

The Tovertafel is based on scientific research. In her PhD research, Hester Le Riche studied how the physical and social environment affect activity among older people with dementia. She also did a literature study into their play experiences.

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Do you have questions about the Tovertafel, or do you want to know more about purchasing the Tovertafel or one of its games? Then perhaps you can find the answer in the FAQs. If you would prefer to speak to someone in person, please get in touch.

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