Alzheimer Bulgaria is training students to work with people with dementia


In 2024, the “Non-medical therapies for maintaining cognitive ability in people with dementia project” was launched. It was funded by the TELUS International Public Board Foundation in Bulgaria and has a value of BGN 14,957 (Bulgarian currency). Its aim is to provide knowledge, skills and practical experience to 20 students from the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Pleven who chose to qualify in the fields of psychology, social work and healthcare. 

The information sessions were launched in Sofia and Pleven. In April and May, the students will undergo specialised trainings led by Alzheimer Bulgaria. By October, the participants will have the opportunity to apply the provided knowledge in residential care homes for people with dementia, and to be of assistance to selected families caring for their loved ones. The project includes adapted activities to 80 people with dementia and will help enhance their cognitive skills and emotional well-being.