Belgium's Ligue Alzheimer earns accreditation for training programme
Friday 01 June 2012
In April 2012, the Belgian Ligue Alzheimer association became an accredited educational institution for its training programme "Réadem". This programme allows professionals to become "Dementia-Referents", i.e. specialists in caring for people with dementia in nursing homes.
The programme is open to health professionals working in nursing homes, including nurses, psychotherapists and dieticians. The objectives are to:
- update the knowledge of mental troubles and disorders of the elderly
- optimise the quality of life of people with dementia in a residential environment
- support all professional nursing home staff
- support the family of people with dementia
The accreditation of Ligue Alzheimer means that graduates of the Réadem programme are eligible for reimbursement from Belgium's Sickness and Invalidity Insurance Institution.