RemoDem Newsletter March 2014

 

Remodem Pajala

Partner meeting in Pajala
The Remodem project has now reached a point where the partners from the Western Isles, the Shetland Isles, the Faroe Isles, and the Pajala and Arvidsjaur municipalities in the County of Norrbotten, Sweden, are all testing and evaluating their version of the RemoDem service package to support people with dementia in remote areas. When the partners met in Pajala, Sweden, in November 2013, it was obvious that even though the situation varies a lot between the different countries there are more similarities.

Raised awareness
An important commonality is the need and quest among all partners to raise the awareness among the general public and health care professionals about the importance of educating people regarding the different issues related to dementia. One important issue is the importance of early diagnosis, another is the issues of knowledge about the support that can be provided.

Dementia friendly society
The Scottish partners are working hard on introducing the concept of a dementia friendly society, where different partners eg. shop keepers are encouraged to adjust their shops in order to facilitate for people in early stage of dementia. This concept is of interest among all partners and a transnational exchange of ideas has taken place.

iPads facilitate support
Several of the partners are testing different technical devices to facilitate communication with person with dementia and their families in the homes and support them in their daily lives. An example is the partners in the Faroe Isles and in Norrbotten, Sweden, who are testing the use of iPads to facilitate the communication and support activities of people with dementia and their families.

Follow the development of the project
You can take part of and follow the test of the RemoDem service package via our website www.remodem.eu.

Stefan Sävenstedt
Project Coordinator

 

Partner meeting in Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Sorvagur Faroe Islands View On Mykines

In June 3-5 all the partners will meet in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, to share experiences, discuss challenges, and to present what has been achieved in the project.

Published: 13/03/2014

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