Physical exercise – The corner stone for everyone’s health

Author: Eva Rönkkö In Finland we have got used to the fact that exercise is one of the most important elements building one’s healthy life. For the health related quality of life physical exercise is even more important in the older age than for the younger people.  There are a lot of studies to prove […]

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KOTOSA – A Project about SubSaharan elderly in Brussels

Kotosa is a documentary about SubSaharan elderly in Brussels, Belgium. Kotosa means ‘to respect’ in Lingala, the official language in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC is a former colony of Belgium, so we share a turbulent and at times violent past – and present. In Brussels almost 30 percent of the elderly (65+) have an immigrant background. It’s a very diverse group. Sub-Saharan elderly […]

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The first Finnish guidebook for culture sensitive memory work

The ETNIMU project of The Society for Memory Disorders Expertise in Finland, published a guidebook called “Culture-sensitive memory work: Finnish experience”, meant for the specialists of social and health care sector, on the 3rd of October 2017. The aim of the guidebook is to expand the vision of specialists of how the clients of different […]

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Roma people as a target group in the brain health promotion project ETNIMU in Finland

By Siiri Jaakson, Finland. The Society for Memory Disorders Expertise in Finland has run a project called ETNIMU since 2015. The aim of the project has been to promote the brain health of the elderly from different ethnic backgrounds in Finland. Besides the Roma people, the target groups were chosen to be the Russian, Estonian and […]

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