Transforming the Lives of People Living With Dementia Through Interactive Activities on Any Table or Floor
1st September 2021
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OMi’s portable Mobii system creates interactive sensory images which can be projected onto any surface including any handy table, transforming it into a “magic table”. Providing care home residents at all stages of dementia with a range of sensory games, music and social activities designed to stimulate, relax and inspire reminiscence. The interactive “magic table” activities have been successful in engaging people who struggle to participate.
“It doesn’t sound like a huge thing but to give anyone a reason to interact in a physical and sensory way is widening their daily experience and enabling us to have an insight into the person behind the dementia,”
Nancy Walford Sunrise Senior Living
The Mobii recently won the Outstanding Dementia Care Product award from the UK Dementia Congress because of its suitability for people at all stages of dementia.
Care Research conducted an extensive research project on the use and impact of the Mobii system in care homes across England. The research findings identified some of the ways the Mobii supported residents at the early, middle and late stages of dementia including:
Encouraging Movement: Over 90% of respondents stating they’d seen a positive impact on residents’ physical ability, participation & movements.
Emotional Wellbeing: Smiles, laughter and enjoyment were consistently found with 75% of respondents believing the Mobii has helped their most withdrawn residents.
Reminiscence & Nostalgia: Many residents who began a session fairly uncommunicative became animated, talking about their memories & past experiences prompted by the Mobii activity. 92% of participants reminisced during sessions.
Social Interactions: With Mobii encouraging residents to become more social, often singing along & laughing with peers, staff & family members. 80% of staff agree it has provided more quality social time.
Sensory Responses & Interactions: Residents responded positively to the high colour visuals, ‘painting’ and sweeping with tactile brushes, balls & batons. Care staff commented on the effects of the calming music content for those anxious or distressed with 96% of respondents saying they would happily recommend the Mobii to other homes.
The CQC is keen to see that care home residents are engaged in activities and that their general wellbeing is being maintained – something an OMi motion-activated interactive table system will certainly be able to help with.
Arrange for a Mobii demonstration and see for yourself why hundreds of care homes around the world are benefiting from the extensive range of sensory activities included. Find out more about OMi or get in touch to arrange a demo via video or on-site.
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