For those who live with dementia, and their family and friends who witness its effects on their loved ones, worlds can be turned upside down. At the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, our staff treat and care for many patients living with the varying types of dementia.
Bournemouth Hospital Charity has actively funded and supported dementia projects throughout the years, as we recognise the need for the big and little extras that can go a long way.
We are currently fundraising for an Omi Mobility, an interactive table designed to provide portable and multi-sensory stimulation for patients living with dementia. The table costs £6,800, and it is our aim to purchase one of them for our hospital.
The Omi Mobility has a number of benefits, including:
- The surface reacts to even the slightest movement making it fully accessible and highly intuitive in all adult care settings
- This portable system provides life-enriching activities that specialists in Adult Care/Dementia Research have been asking for and is able to be used in most locations
- It can be adjusted to different height/size surfaces at the touch of a button
- It enables relatives to join in shared activities, removing the pressure of difficult conversations
- It’s content is designed to encourage social interaction, emotional wellbeing, physical/mental stimulation and personal enjoyment
Some of the many activities included with the Omi Mobility are; mindful nature colouring, reminiscence experiences, mental/physical games with speed controls for different reflex responses, virtual water with reactive fish, vintage TV, film and brain training quizzes, social games, meditational content, interactive song lyrics and the option to upload personal photographs and voice recordings to create truly person-centred interactive life histories with music and aural memories. To support this important project, please donate using the form below.
If you have any questions about the project, please do contact us here.