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“Dementia Dog Friends” project – successfully implemented

“Dementia Dog Friends” project funded by the ESC’s Solidarity Projects program, has come to an end. The project lasted one year and was implemented by five volunteers from the Association. During the project, meetings were held between people with dementia from a nursing home and dogs from the shelter “Every dog matters EU”, during which […]

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Alzheimer Bulgaria Association took part in the First World Conference for Patients, organized by the World Patients Alliance

The World Patients Alliance held its first World Patient Conference in Rome, Italy, from 14 to 16 October, bringing together representatives from five continents of different national and international patient organisations, as well as pharmacists, doctors and patients. Representatives of Alzheimer Bulgaria also attended the conference. The theme of the conference was “The new normal, […]

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A volunteer from Alzheimer Bulgaria Association presented her scientific work at ISFTD’s conference in Lille

The International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias is a non-profit scientific society focused on frontotemporal dementias. Members include the leaders in frontotemporal dementia research around the world, and the society is associated with a large, international biannual meeting presenting the latest findings. Between the 2nd and 5th of November this year, the International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias held one […]

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Alzheimer Bulgaria held multiplier events for dissemination of the results of the Erasmus+ project “3d4elderly”

On the 28-th and the 29-th of September Alzheimer Bulgaria Association held two multiplier events for dissemination of the results of the Erasmus+ project “3d4elderly”. On the first day, the association invited Bulgarian stakeholders such as representatives of the Bulgarian Ombudsman, representatives of the Bulgarian Red Cross, managers of homes for elderly people, etc. to […]

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Why “3D4elderly” is useful in care for people with dementia?

In recent years, a new culture in dementia care has developed, more specifically awareness of the importance of care as medicine. Nowadays, listening to people with dementia and their loved ones is key in the care process. Previously, the difficulty of seeing the person behind the disease was the biggest barrier to methods of communication […]

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“3D4elderly” – Dissemination events in September

In early 2021, Alzheimer Bulgaria launched the 3D4ELDERLY project – 3D printing to create innovative ways of learning for caregivers and staff members who care for people with Alzheimer’s and older people with dementia. During the two years of work, the project partners BETI from Lithuania, CETEM from Spain and CEIPES from Italy were able […]

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“3d4elderly” – the piloting phase

The Bulgarian pilot group for this project “3d4elderly” consists of 12 people with dementia. All of them are residents at a nursing home nearby the capital city Sofia. For diversity reasons, the trial included also 5 families – a person with dementia and his/ her caregiver. One of the couples has agreed to be filmed […]

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“3D4elderly” – integrating playful approaches and technology in care for people with dementia

Alzheimer Bulgaria Association participates in a project for the development and implementation of games the aim of which is to contribute to the dissemination of social inclusion through playful approaches. Using the new 3D technology, the quality of work of carers and staff caring for Alzheimer’s and elderly people with dementia improves, as well as […]

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