First day care centre opens in Instanbul, Turkey
Monday 02 May 2011
The Alzheimer Society of Turkey opened the first Alzheimer Day Care Centre in Istanbul. The facility is provided by the Sisli Municipality of Istanbul, the running costs will be covered by the Society. Daily service will be provided free of charge to 20-30 people with dementia. Free meals and a transfer service to the Centre will also be provided.
Since the beginning of this year , the Society has been providing homecare services to 25 families free of charge. People with dementia are visited by trained nurses once weekly to check their health status, needs and to provide help for their care.