51° National Public Health Congress
ACDC project Health Literacy in Europe and cognitive training in people with MCI research was presented by the partner La Sapienza University at the 51° National Public Health Congress organized by the Italian Society of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and held from 17 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 in Riva del Garda (TN), Italy. The Congress that reached around 800 Public Health professionals (physicians, professors, nurses, midwives, …) at Italian national level, represented an excellent opportunity to illustrate the main objectives of the project, reaching a wide audience of interested people in disease prevention and management.
"Some Forget, We Do Care”
In occasion of the World Alzheimer's Day, on Friday, 21st September 2018 InterMedi@KT along with the associate Partner Frontizo, organized in Patras a Dementia and Alzheimer awareness-raising local event were ACDC project was disseminated. More than 150 people participated, mostly Senior citizens and caregivers, to the event with the "Some Forget, We Do Care”, chosen in order to sensitize the community on the issues of dementia and the problems faced by families treating people with dementia.
Activities started from Friday morning at the Astir Hotel in Patras, where professionals and volunteers of Frodizo carried out topics such as memory reviews, pressure and glucose measurements in the elderly over 60 years, physical and mental empowerment for the elderly. Instructors from the “Nina Service Dogs” organization, a Thessaloniki-based organization dedicated to the training of assistant dogs, who conducted a pioneering workshop where specially trained helper dogs interacted with the elderly and people with dementia were also hosted.
Training & Caring
2nd meeting of the spring cycle of caregivers' seminars for people with dementia
Within the framework of the programme "I care for dementia in the community", ACDC partner InterMedi@KT together with the associated partners Frontizo, organized the 2nd local meeting of the spring cycle of caregivers' seminars for people with dementia presented the project and the aim the participants, mostly composed by Senior citizens and caregivers, and inform them about the upcoming outcomes and deliverables.
The programme “I care for Dementia in the Community”, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.snf.org), started in August 2017 and is due to be completed in July 2019. Implemented by an interdisciplinary team consisting of a psychologist, a social worker, a physiotherapist, a trainer and a nurse it has the aim to support -with an holistic approach- patients with dementia and their families in the prevention of dementia in the Third Age in the wider area of the Municipality of Patras.