Anne suffers from dementia but she loves to dance. At Anne’s nursing home, they use inmuDANCE for the little daily therapy that provides activity and joy.
inmuDANCE is a motion-stimulating experience
inmuDANCE invites movement with its interactive, joyful and rhythmic music. Brain damage – from birth or later acquired – often causes cognitive problems. The possibility of recovering what was lost through rehabilitation, largely depends on finding “a path” into the brain. Learning does not only happen through our brain and what we understand through our intellect, but also through the body.
inmuDANCE is made to feel nice to hold, and because it’s easy to carry, it’s a unique therapy tool. It can be used anywhere where there is a necessity for it and in all circumstances where it can be beneficial—the limit is the imagination.
inmuDANCE appeals to the senses with its fresh colours and the cover’s various structures. Our senses are vital to us humans. The most important senses are the sense of touch and movement senses. The vibrations and the tactile elements in inmuDANCE can be of help when there is a need to sense yourself. The music and the music’s rhythm stimulate movement. This way inmuDANCE can help stimulate you to discover the world around you and sensing your physical and mental boundaries.
inmuDANCE can be of help when there is a need for distraction from discomfort and pain. The inmu can also stimulate self-participation in personal care which can allow for a pleasant and fun experience, while at the same time arousing the senses. Listen to the music, sense the vibrations, hold the inmu in your hands, place one hand or arm beneath the rubber band and follow the rhythm.
Our activity employee loves it and uses inmuDANCE as a tool to stimulate arousal during activities. The use has a great effect. Several residents are more susceptive and active and participate better in activities. The single teams will be responsible for planning the use of in- muDANCE from now on. The inmu is used in the neuroscientific area so it is important that there is a professional dialogue about suitability and meaningfulness in different situations.
inmuDANCE for play and learning
When children get their hands on inmuDANCE they can’t help but move around. Intuitively they throw and roll it, stick a hand or foot underneath the rubber band and “make sounds”. And of course they also dance with it. Rarely is it necessary to tell them they can create their own rhythm with the tambourine.