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 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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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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Report of the AM in Bristol

by Ela Czapka and Hanna Murray-Carlsson This year ENIEC’s annual meeting was held in Bristol, UK, thanks to hard work of the organizing committee, especially our colleague Aandeloris Chacon together with her team from Bristol Black Carers, and Bristol City Council. Even strong wind could not have stopped us. However, it caused numerous flight delays and […]

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Care for elderly migrants with dementia

  written by Frederic Lauscher To improve care for people with dementia in The Netherlands a national platform called “Deltaplan Dementia“ tries to address and manage the topic of dementia. A lot of member organizations work together in an 8-year action plan (2013 to 2020) on that topic. One part of the “Deltaplan Dementia” is […]

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Dementia care training in Frankfurt initiated by our members

Jan Booij Frans Hoogeveen and Jan Booij have developed a three-day study trip to Frankfurt concerning the well-being of elderly with dementia in June. The aim of the field trip was to exchange best practices and to learn from eachother. The participants visited the Julie Roger Haus of the Frankfurter Verband and Oberin Martha Keller […]

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ENIEC Website article Belgian-Dutch knowledge network on dementia amongst elderly migrants – 2017

Exploring possibilities Belgian-Dutch knowledge network on dementia amongst elderly migrants  On the 7th of September ENIEC members Saloua Berdai-Chaouni, Ann Claeys, Conny van der Aalsvoort and Jennifer van den Broeke came together with several Dutch experts in the field of dementia amongst the elderly with a migrant background. The meeting was organized to explore whether […]

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