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Idalina Aguiar tells us about her EWGPWD colleague Petri Lampinen’s visit to Madeira Island

Wednesday 28 March 2018

It was with great pleasure that I hosted our dear EWGPWD colleague, Mr Petri Lampinen from Finland, who visited my island, along with Nina, his wife. I gave them a guided tour, and took them to visit the Alzheimer Portugal delegation, where we had the company of all the technical team that showed everything they do, and what kind of activities are offered to all the people with dementia that go there. The Madeira delegation of Alzheimer Portugal offers a lot of services to people with dementia.

We also visited the new day care centre I frequent, called "place of memories", which is the only such centre on the island, aimed at people with dementia. There, I had the opportunity to show him the “snoezelen room” - the cognitive stimulation room - and all the activities available to the users who attend this day care centre every day. It was an excellent trip, during which ideas were exchanged and new friendships created. Idalina is supported by her daughter Nelida, to whom we are grateful for her help in translating Idalina's words to English.