Statement by Siiri Jaakson for Advancing the Memory Screenings of Ethnic Minority Elderly Persons

by Siiri Jaakson Prevalence of the dementia is rising amongst older persons with ethnic background. There are different kind of risk factors such as social isolation and weakening cognitive abilities. Memory screenings are affected by cultural and linguistic challenges, as well as difficulties with communication and interpretation. One important topic raised by the panelists was […]

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ENIEC-power in Narva, Estonia

written by Jennifer van der Broeke On September 19th all ingredients of the ENIEC-recipe came together. •members helping each other •professionalism •members sharing their knowledge with others •members learning from others •a whole lot of fun The Estionian Dementia Competence Centre met with ENIEC-member Siiri Jaakson earlier this year. Within the hour they planned to organize a […]

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Eniec Members Participate in Inclusive Research

written by Jennifer van der Broeke Our ENIEC mission is to contribute: •  to ‘achieving an equal chance on good health, well-being and quality of life for older persons from ethnic minorities within Europe’ and • to ‘ensure that the strengths and valuable contribution of older persons from ethnic minorities to societies are visible and acknowledged’. For us as […]

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Eniec Members from Pécs Organize Consensus Conference with WHO

The University of Pécs WHO Collaborating Center is organizing the conference titled CONSENSUS CONFERENCE for establishing a European level Migration Health Database in Pécs on 07-08 October 2019. From the point of view of the health/ public health stability and security of Europe, there is a clear and urgent demand that their relevant systems and institutions […]

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Culture-sensitive Care in Residential Homes for the Elderly Workshop

Fellow Eniec members will present a workshop on 12 September 2019 in Brussels, Belgium with the title Culture-sensitive care in residential homes for the elderly where they would like to invite other members to participate. The workshop is a product of the action research project of WWZ Knowledge Center and the KDG University of Applied Sciences that are represented […]

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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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Lola Casal Sanchez Published Article in Social Work beyond Borders

by Lola Casal Sanchez Our Chair, Lola Casal-Sanchez has participated in the book “Social Work beyond borders, the importance of relationships”  with the article “Aging Migrants in a Global World” the story of C.H, an older adult woman, migrant and resident in Europe for 40 years. The book is edited by Ruth Stark, former President of the […]

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Call for Participation: Eniec Members Contributing to 4th Transforming Care Conference

by Ferhan Saniye Palaz, PhD Candidate, Istanbul University Department of Sociology. Dear Eniec Friends, My PhD dissertation supervisor from Istanbul University Department of Sociology Ass. Prof. Dr. Murat Şentürk and his colleague Prof. Dr. Yusuf Adıgüzel are conducting a thematic panel session “Social and Health Care Policies for Elderly Migrants in Europe” as a part […]

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Neighbourhood-focused Care and Older Migrants

by Hanna Murray-Carlsson In the project Diversity in Elderly Care, dr. Roos Pijpers and Eniec member Hanna Carlsson are researching how neighbourhood-focused work influences how older migrants gain access to care. The policy of neighborhood-focused work is based on the assumption that services are more accessible if they are geographically close. We recently published our […]

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