Senior Housing Community in the Netherlands

written by Yvonne Witter Surinam-born Glenn Hussain (62) has lived in the Netherlands since 1973, and has been actively improving society for many years. He, for instance, opened a cohousing project for elderly people as he noticed how, in his own environment, older people with a migrant background desired certain facilities. ‘Hearing those things makes […]

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A Study on Dementia among Families with Minority Ethnic Backgrounds in Norway

written by ElĆŒbieta Anna Czapka „Immigrants know very little about how to help an elderly person with dementia in Norway
 Because we don’t know where to get the information and help.”(a family caregiver to person living with dementia)  Norwegian Health Association obtained funding from Extrastiftelsen for a postdoc researcher, ElĆŒbieta Czapka, to conduct a research […]

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A Peer Support Group Developed by Finnish Members as a Getaway for Caregivers

written by Tuuliki Hakala The Association of Carers in Helsinki and Vantaa provides support for caregivers in the capital area of Finland. Our purpose is that families in which caregiving is needed should receive adequate support and enough means to maintain a sustainable everyday life. The Association has had finance to offer information and counseling […]

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ENIEC Talks with the Food Industry

ENIEC members have come together to share experiences with members of the Network Zorgpartners in The Hague. Ronald Lekkerkerker, member of both networks has organized this meeting in cooperation with Elizabeth De Vries to link the expertise and opportunities of these two organizations “In ENIEC, we excel in health and social care among older adults with a […]

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Eniec members participate at Conference What year are we really in? in Estonia

The Estonian Dementia Competence Center organized in cooperation with Eniec dementia specialists the Conference What Year Are We Really In?  The purpose of the conference is to provide inspiration and share experience for professionals and carers on how to support people with dementia, including their ethnic background. Also, the main issues for the organizers are, what […]

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Researching Intercultural Competence of Medical Students: Erika Marek in Nicosia

written by Erika Marek Dr Erika Marek, senior lecturer represented our department and gave oral presentation at the 2nd International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research organized by the European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus between 9th – 10th May 2019. The title of the presentation: Medical students’ self-assessed level of intercultural competence: first results of […]

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On the Frontline of Migration: University of PĂ©cs Training with WHO in Bosnia

 written by Nikolett Arnold On 26 and 27 of March 2019 the team of the Univeristy of PĂ©cs Medical School Migration Health Programs carried out a short training on the health aspects of migration. The event was organized jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Federal Ministry of Health of Bosnia with partial funding […]

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A Summary of the Dementia Workshop of AM2019

by Jennifer van der Broeke Dementia is one issue that is of importance in the city of Bristol. It also is a topic many members of ENIEC have expertise in from a great variety of angels. Some members are informal caregivers, some teach students who will become carers in the dementia field, and others are […]

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Music & Memory, music as medicine

by Manon Bruinsma With the help of a headphone, an MP3player and a personalised playlist, it is possible to give older people access to the musical favorites of their past. The relaxing and comforting aspect of your own favorite music takes away anxiety and lessens depression and apathy. For those older people stuck in a […]

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Presentation of Helen Holland

Helen Holland presented the vision of Bristol City Council about care for an elderly population as they are experiencing a crisis in that area right now and it is time for action. She introduced a three-tier system and the pathway of care necessary in the process of ageing. The Better Lives project is already a […]

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