John Ramsay

John set up a socially responsible company, Shift 8* with business partner, Mehdi Bedioui, to improve the lives of those living with dementia after caring for his father whose own dementia journey started when he was 12. John’s experience lies in corporate law having previously worked at Linklaters LLP, Unilever and Goldman Sachs. John introduced the Tovertafel (‘Magic Table’ in Dutch), an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, to the UK in 2016. The Tovertafel is a series of interactive light games projected onto a table for people with mid-to-late stage dementia encouraging them to instinctively participate with their surroundings to stimulate both physical, cognitive and social activity.

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