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Doubly foreign DE

Doppelt fremd

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Swiss Red Cross

Dementia is a disease that fundamentally changes a person's personality and behaviour. Relatives of people with dementia often feel left alone. Migrants can be even more affected by this disease if they are not familiar with the Swiss healthcare system and if specialists do not recognise their needs enough and respond to them, they then become "doubly strangers". This brochure aims to remedy this situation: it is based on the results of a study supported by the Swiss Red Cross which examined the effects of dementia on the lives of Italian migrants. The brochure provides numerous migration-specific recommendations for action for experts on training and further education, on recording the biographies and living conditions of migrants and their concerns. Good practice examples from Germany and abroad are also included. Portraits of affected migrants round off the brochure

Alzheimer Europe's database on intercultural initiatives was developed as part of the 2018 Work Plan which received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014–2020).
Alzheimer Europe also gratefully acknowledges the funding provided by Robert Bosch Stiftung.