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ETNIMU (FIN)

Russian/former Soviet Union

Title/name of initiative: 

ETNIMU 

Type of initiative:

website http://www.muistiasiantuntijat.fi/kehitamme.php?udpview=etnimu-projekti-2015-2017&lang=fi,  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 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. An English version will be published in January 2019.  

For health and social care professionals

The ETNIMU project provides customer-oriented group-based activities for Russian, Estonian 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. An English version will be published in January 2019.  

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 and Somali communities living in Finland and Finland’s Roma people

Which languages are covered? 

Finnish, Russian, Estonian, Somali

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

 

 
 

Last Updated: Friday 16 November 2018

 

 
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