Paul Braem - Brugge
We take care!
Regional care-network for people suffering from early onset dementia and their relatives
This project, with a network of organizations, is trying to give a paradigma shift about early onset dementia, to the region, by a number of activities. The main goal is to bring early onset dementia into the community by giving information and integrate the care for people with early onset dementia in the community.
First we are developing activities to promote the awareness and knowledge about the different kind of diseases that are known as ‘Early onset dementia’. An accurate and fast diagnose is the next step and is crucial to a good care-attitude. Further on we support the capacity of the relatives to take care for the people with early onset dementia at home, as long as possible. A day care center in the neighborhood, with professionals and volunteers is supporting our main goal of optimal integration and staying at home as long as possible. At the end we have a small scale housing project for the residential care of people with early onset dementia. This project is unique in Belgium, and as far as we know in Europe.