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NGO Futura reports on its recent activities to support people with dementia in Montenegro

Saturday 20 February 2021

In recent months, NGO Futura, Montenegro, has:

  • established five counselling centres for people with dementia and their families, in five cities - Podgorica (capital), Bijelo Polje, Nikšić, Bar and Budva
  • worked on the project “Living with dementia, but with dignity” co-financed by the European Union and the Government of Montenegro
  • prepared for the opening of an NGO Futura day centre for people with dementia,
  • prepared for the opening of an NGO Futura day centre for people with dementia, within the Centre for Social Work Nikšić
  • delivered eight thematic trainings for professionals on early detection, recognition of the first symptoms of dementia, prevention and education for proper treatment and care of the elderly and people with dementia, and Alzheimer's disease, between 10 September 2020 and 20 February 2021
  • provided trainings on adequate care and accommodation, as well as activities for people with dementia, techniques of adequate communication, overcoming stigma and prejudice related to dementia, basics of stress at work (these were attended by more than 80 professional associates)
  • developed a handbook for carers who work with people with dementia
  • made many media appearances  in order to promote and provide better visibility of all topics related to dementia.

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