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ETNIMU (FIN)

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Title/name of initiative: 

ETNIMU

Type of initiative:

website http://www.muistiasiantuntijat.fi/kehitamme.php?udpview=tuotokset-ja-materiaalit  , printed materials 

Country:

Finland

Details/description:

For people with dementia, carers and the general public

The ETNIMU project provides customer-oriented group-based activities for Russian, Estonian, English and Somali speakers as well as older people in the Roma population and their relatives. The project has developed a multidisciplinary support network and care chain for older people, their relatives, social and healthcare professionals and educational institutions, taking into account the special needs of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Three booklets about brain health promotion are available to be used as toolkits by specialists or informal carers working with older people with dementia. 

For health and social care professionals

The ETNIMU project provides customer-oriented group-based activities for Russian, Estonian, English and Somali speakers as well as older people in the Roma population and their relatives. The project has developed a multidisciplinary support network and care chain for older people, their relatives, social and healthcare professionals and educational institutions, taking into account the special needs of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The network provides information about promoting brain health, exercises and activities, as well as cultural sensitivity in memory work for different ethnic groups in their own mother tongue based on the experience in Finland.

Three booklets about brain health promotion are available to be used as toolkits by specialists or informal carers working with older people with dementia

A booklet has been published in Finnish and English on cultural sensitivity in memory work based on the experience acquired in Finland with social and health care professionals.

Which ethnic group(s) are covered?

People from Russian, Estonian, English speaking and Somali communities living in Finland and Finland’s Roma people

Which languages are covered? 

Finnish, Russian, Estonian, Somali, English

What is the target audience of the initiative?  

Elderly people and their relatives from the above-mentioned minority ethnic groups, health and social care professionals

Duration

2015 -  2020            

Where or from whom to obtain more information:

Siiri Jaakson, ETNIMU-project, Finland;

siiri.jaakson@muistiasiantuntijat.fi  

www.muistiasiantuntijat.fi/etnimu


Cultural Sensitivity in Memory Work: Experiences from Finland
ETNIMU_CulturalGuide_eng.pdf

This guide discusses the theories and action models behind ETNIMU-project, and reflects upon them in the light of ETNIMU’s aims, procedures and results. It seeks to support, among others, the work of social and health care professionals and anyone who may be working with ethnic minority elderly and the topic of memory. This guide represents the core observations of ETNIMU-project.
One of the aims of ETNIMU-project was to generate easy-to-read materials about the improvement of brain health, memory and memory disorders for ethnic minority elderly and their family members in their native languages. As a result, a set of three
guides was created: Exercises to Activate the Brain 1 and 2, and Improving Brain Health!. The guides have been published in Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Somali and English. They have been designed to be used as a set that forms a well-rounded package of easy-to-understand theory and contains motoric and cognitive exercises. The set of the three guides can also be used to lead activities with groups of elderly people of different ethnic backgrounds, since the materials have produced so that they include as little culture-bound information as possible.

Exercises to activate the brain
ETNIMU_Exercises_1_eng.pdf

This booklet is addressed to group leaders improving the mental well-being of elderly immigrants in Finland. The booklet contains
22 coordination and concentration exercises that support brain health by improving interaction between the brain and muscles.
Because the brain needs activation.

Exercises to activate the brain 2
ETNIMU_Exercices_2_eng.pdf

This guidebook is addressed to group leaders aiming to improve the mental well-being of ethnic minority elderly in Finland. In this booklet, you find 26 different exercises for brain stimulation. From these exercises, you may create new ones for your group.
The exercises are designed to be used primarily for group lessons and co-creating conversations on selected topics, word games, manual activities (such as coloring) and adding new activities. Tasks and physical exercises may be combined to make the lesson even more vivid and versatile.

Improving brain health!
ETNIMU_BrainHealth_eng.pdf

The guidebook is supported by two booklets; Exercises to Activate the Brain 1 & 2, which are recommended to be used together
with this book. The guidebooks are a tool for group leaders helping to arrange respective activities in their groups.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Thursday 25 April 2019

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    This database received funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung and under an operating grant from the European Union's health programme (2014-2020)
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