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Alzheimer Slovenia reports on its involvement in new AD-AUTONOMY project

Monday 18 December 2017

On 18 and 19 December 2017, Spominčica - Alzheimer Slovenia attended the kick-off meeting of the AD-AUTONOMY, Erasmus+ KA2 project. The meeting was held by AFA Castellón in Castellón, Spain. The project, which started in October 2017, will last 24 months, ending in September 2019.

At the meeting, the project and the partners were introduced. Spominčica and other partners presented their previous activities. Spominčica will be responsible for proposing the structure and procedures of co-creation sessions and methodology in the project.

The main objective of AD-AUTONOMY is to improve the quality of life of persons with dementia and their carers, through an innovative training programme. The programme aims to raise awareness and to emphasise the importance of maintaining autonomy, to increase the autonomy of persons with dementia where decision-making and independent living are concerned, to promote autonomy through training, to support the process of empowerment through introducing technology and techniques for emotional management, to include professionals in the process, and to develop training methodology with tools.

Partners in the project are AFA Castellón (Spain), Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenia (Slovenia) and Alzheimer Dernegĭ (Turkey), all of whom will be directly supporting people with dementia, their relatives and professionals; and Bournemouth University (United Kingdom), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), all of whom will be responsible for developing the ICT and assistive technologies for increasing quality of life.

AD-AUTONOMY represents a unique and innovative training programme, which will be based on direct involvement and training of persons with AD and involvement of families and professionals. The project will be focused on experiential practical activities in everyday environments.