Dutch dementia innovation, the Tovertafel, has been selected to showcase at the Dutch Royal State Visit on Wednesday, 24th October to celebrate its work in improving the quality of life for people with cognitive challenges.

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will be joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mr. Charles Bowman, where they will learn how the Tovertafel 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.

The event showcases the benefits of the relationship between the Dutch and the UK in helping solve societal challenges in modern mobility, ageing and sustainable production.

Netherlands based Active Cues has a partnership with British social enterprise, Shift8*, founded by John Ramsay and Mehdi Bedioui, to bring the Tovertafel to care homes and communities across the UK and Ireland. The Tovertafel has now been installed in over 2,000 care services across Europe, with 300 of those in the UK and Ireland.

Hester Le Riche, CEO & Founder of Active Cues, the company behind the Tovertafel, said ahead of the event, “We are honoured to showcase the Tovertafel alongside other innovative Dutch technology during the Dutch Royal State Visit. We are driven by our mission to create 10 million moments of happiness across the globe, and we are proud to represent the relationship between the Netherlands and the UK in tackling ageing challenges and promoting healthy ageing.”

John Ramsay, CEO & Co-Founder of Shift8* said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity, alongside our Dutch partners, to showcase the miracles brought to life by the Tovertafel during the Dutch Royal State Visit. The Netherlands is a world leader of elderly and social care and what better way to highlight the impact this innovation is having here in the UK than by showcasing Tovertafel to the King and Queen of The Netherlands.”