The Association’s purpose is to develop conditions and services for the improved quality of life of patients with dementia and their caregivers. The Association cooperates with the Municipality of Chalkida and the Prefecture of Evoia for the organization of events, while at the same time it offers services on a volunteer basis to OPCEs (KAPI) and Care Homes in the greater region of Evoia. In 2010 the “Agia Irini” Day Center was established, with the following services provided: dementia prevention programs; nonpharmaceutical interventions for persons with dementia; mental strengthening exercises; education and psychological support of caregivers of persons with dementia; memory tests and neuropsychometric tests
Psychosocial Resilience Program
The grant regards the creation of a program that will work towards the psychological resilience of individuals in 8 households of the region, where three generations live together. The program will use innovative tools that promote empowerment, conflict resolution and the leverage of cohabitation. As a result, beneficiaries will develop a variety of intergenerational learning, empathy, and care. The youth have the opportunity to acquire skills from previous generations, living with grandparents and great-grandparents, but the complexity of modern living conditions and adverse socio-economic issues threaten the supportive role of the family, leading individuals to deal with various stressful situations on their own. Two psychological health specialists and other volunteers will work with the 8 families to develop their psychological resilience in various ways. A manual will also be developed that will contain activities promoting psychological resilience for three generations living together.
This grant is implemented through the Points of Support program IV.