Openness about Dementia film release

by Reidun Ingebretsen, NOVA, Oslo Metropolitan University   September 26. 2018 a new information film about dementia in North Sami language was released in Kautokeino. The film is called “Openness about dementia” The film provides information on dementia, communication and health and care services. The film is based on Sami cultural perspective. The film have […]

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AGING, DEMENTIA AND THE NEED FOR CARE

by Elzbieta Czapka   Elzbieta Czapka, a postdoc researcher from Oslo Metropolitan University, carries out a study that explores how symptoms of cognitive impairment and dementia are identified, interpreted and responded to in families with different minority backgrounds and in families with Norwegian background. Dementia is a challenge for individuals, families, health personnel and society. […]

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Towards a colorful Pact of the elderly care

by Yvonne Witter ‘We are worried about the care of older migrants’, says Bouchaib Saadane, chairman of NOOM, the national organization of networks of older migrants during the national conference of NOOM that was held on the 22nd of September in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Care of older migrants is one of the topics that NOOM […]

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A week dedicated to ageism and migration!

October 22 – 29, is the week dedicated to ageism and migration! ENIEC members are invited to participate in this campaign launched by AGE Platform to mark the 70th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day During 10 weeks, AGE Platform dedicates each week to cover a specific theme to illustrate the widespread effect of ageism and how it […]

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Care and support for elderly labour migrants in Belgium by David Talloen and Olivia Vanmechelen

Our ENIEC-members David Talloen and Olivia Vanmechelen wrote an article in the magazine Geron about care and support for elderly labor migrants in Belgium. The migrant workers who came to Belgium 40 to 60 years ago from Southern-Europe, Turkey and Northern Africa have a different social profile as well as different expectations to care. David Talloen and […]

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FinJap Project Initiated by Laurea UAS

by Sari Heikinnen At the beginning of August I started as a project manager in FinJap-project in Finland at Laurea University of Applied Sciences. FinJap –project is coordinated by Laurea UAS and partners are TFU Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai Japan and HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences. Also other partners, like local service providers (public, private and […]

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Kia Goolesorkhi has moved to the Netherlands

by Kia Goolesorkhi Following rounds of discussions about the need for establishing the second base for the Health Leaders Association (HLMDI), finally during the MERH Congress in Edinburgh this May (Migration Ethnicity, Race, Health) it was decided that Kia Goolesorkhi would observe possibilities of establishing this base in Belgium (Brussels) or the Netherlands. The timing seemed very appropriate […]

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Signing of the Manifest ‘Intercultural Elderly Care’ by Gözde Duran

by Gözde Duran On September 19th, 26 organizations signed the manifest ‘Intercultural elderly care’ in Zwolle, the Netherlands.  Gözde Duran and Carolien Smits, have worked for the last 3 years in co-creation with migrant caregivers to realize cultural sensitive dementia care in one of the nursing homes in Zwolle. The migrant caregivers wanted to celebrate […]

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100% Leven. Levenslessen van 100-plussers – A Book by Yvonne Witter

100% Leven. Levenslessen van 100-plussers (100% Lives. Lives lessons from 100 years old and plus), it is a book written by Yvonne Witter that depicts 26 interviews of centenarian men and women who have shared their life lessons. The Project that started as a nice idea to develop during a holiday-time ended up as a personal project […]

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Are we too late for a divers-sensitive dementia care?

Are we too late for a divers-sensitive dementia care?” with this question Saloua Berdai, Eniec member and expert in sensitive dementia care, has challenged the participants on a workshop organized by DiversElderlyCare during the World Alzheimer’s Day, last 21 September During the session, the participants have enriched the debates and discussions with their personal and professional experiences and have […]

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