"I instruct people on how to use this instrument. The CRDL (cradle) is an interactive healthcare instrument which translates touch between people into sound. This provides a new way to make contact for people who have difficulty with communication and social interaction. It’s an excellent tool for making contact!"
Jacinta van Hesselingen , Neurological Music Therapist, Owner of Veerkracht Muziektherapie..
"Every Monday we spend a couple of hours operating the CDRL, an ingenious communication instrument, the CRDL. This sound-producing instrument clearly has a positive effect on their enjoyment of life for those residents who use it. It is very subtle; no pressure, they only have to take part if they want to. They enjoy it. It reawakens many stories and beautiful memories. If you want to know what CRDL is, take a look on YouTube. It’s a lot of fun!"
Joost Kreuger, CRDL volunteer Laurens Stadzicht dementia home.
"CRDL, what an amazing healthcare instrument it is! Making contact via sound by touching each other and the CRDL."
Stanley van der Kuil, Individual support worker at Laurens Stadzicht dementia home .
"In assisted living centre the Heidehiem Residential Care Centre CRDL is also used in various areas. Students of the Drenthe College have been introduced to it and everyone is very impressed. It has a surprising effect on residents. Excellent communication instrument."
Wies Beekelaar, Activity therapist, Healthcare WZC Heidehiem, Emmen.
"It may be an expensive gadget, I’ll admit it. But during my first three times using it, CRDL was worth every penny… Moments of contact are more valuable than the money it costs! Highly recommended, version 2.0!"
Annemiek van den Bosch-Franssen, Day Centre Coach, Laverhof Care organisation Laverhof in Heeswijk, department Lindelaan.
"It’s terrific. I have tried it out with our residents, too. It’s really wonderful!"
Corina Wouter, Hostess/Carer, Wever Foundation, De Kievitshorst, Tilburg.
"Truly a great device for making contact with people suffering from dementia."
Denise Voogt, Denise Voogt (geriatric nurse).
"The instrument helps to break people's isolation. CRDL is an easy-to-operate instrument that is very accessible and the effect is immediately visible."
Wytze van der Meer, Music Therapist at Stichting Maeykehiem.
"I support clients in the various stages of dementia. We recently started using the CRDL. It is quite touching to see how clients react to it. You see an opening being created, to enable us to make contact through music and sound. You can tell by the smile that appears on someone’s face. This also makes me happy. Using the CRDL doesn’t only touch the client, but also the carers and the family. It is such a special moment when you can take people out of their closed world. It’s lovely. Not everyone who is in the later stages of the dementia process wants to be touched by other people. But that isn’t necessary. One of our clients placed both hands on the CRDL and discovered that it produced sound. She spontaneously began to mimic this sound. Such a moment is really precious. I’ve also seen carers who are relatives of the patient become enthusiastic about using the CRDL. One of the family members has now signed up as volunteer to help use it in a residential group. That really makes me happy."
Corine Lenting, specialised carer at ZorgSpectrum.
"Our main aim as Alzheimer Nederland is to give people with dementia. the highest quality care and attention. We can see that people who are in the final stage of the illness, when they are most difficult to reach, are still able to make contact with others via the CRDL. This has a huge value to everyone involved. The CRDL contributes to making contact possible with people who are often closed off from the outside world as a result of their illness. It takes some time, but it generates so much."
Hans Eimers, Chair Alzheimer Nederland, Lekstroom area, the Netherlands.
"Fantastic! Beautiful design. And the interaction between 2 or more people in particular is important. A great way to really reach each other. Better than professional contact."
Jacobien Wegink, Personal Welfare Supervisor at Cordaan, Eben-Haezer, Amsterdam.
"What a great invention! Fascinating. It’s beautiful to see how my family member reacts to it. Incredible."
"It seems like people simply wake up, as it were. They look up, and sometimes tears run down their cheeks. It’s so special to see the effect on our residents. For the family, it means a new form of contact, because dementia often results in them losing their usual forms of contact. The CRDL already seems to provide significant added value to the lives of the residents, but also to the family and staff."
Paula Jager, Head of Care at Savelberg Centre, Gouda.
"You arrive in a world where you can meet and speak to each other... but without using words. A world without right or wrong. A world that makes no demands. A world between you and me"
Annet Koelman, client and well-being coordinator at Martha Flora Care Centre, Hoorn.
"It is great to see. I did this at Aafje Care Home at the ‘t Ronde Sant in Ridderkerk, with my husband who has dementia."
"It’s a tool to also encourage physical contact. Especially between a couple or with their children.
It relaxes people who are restless. It has something magical.
Without thinking, just doing…
and experiencing contact without speaking."
Medewerkers Martha Flora Hoorn, Employees at Martha Flora, Hoorn.
"It’s like they have woken up from hibernation."
Dr. Anneke van der Plaats, social geriatrician and author of 'De dag door met dementie' and 'De wondere wereld van dementie'.
"The CRDL is a real discovery."
Drs Marc J.M. Petit, Director Scientific Research, Alzheimer Nederland.
"The CRDL makes a whole new way of communication possible, thanks to its simplicity."
Prof. dr. Luc de Witte, Professor Technology in Care, University of Maastricht.
"Everyone with dementia is homesick. CRDL helps those people come home."
Gerke de Boer, staff nurse and author of 'Het demente brein' and 'Zo doen we dat hier'.
"Residents react beautifully to it! One resident said: you’re not allowed to get rid of it, ever... You see people cheer up when they hear the sounds."
Trea Nuis, physiotherapist, Amie Care for the Elderly, Meerleven Bodaan, Bentveld.
If you would like to try out the CRDL yourself, please contact us.