How to support families with relatives with dementia more effectively? And how to include educators in the process and to improve their knowledge and skills in this area?

These are the main questions in the focus of the project „MYH4D – Move your Hands for Dementia“ (2020-1-IT02-KA204-079434). Its goal is to support adult educators how to better help health workers, who work with relatives and families of people with dementia. The partnership includes organisations and institutions from seven countries – Azienda Sanitaria Locale TO3 (Italy), OCMW Kortrijk (Belgium), Foundation Compassion Alzheimer – Bulgaria (Bulgaria), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus), University of Peloponnese (Greece), Pixel (Italy), Zveza Drustev Upokojencev Slovenije (Slovenia) and Instituto Etica Clinica Francisco Valles (Spain).

We are happy that the Creativity and Educational Studio ARTIED has joined the project as an associated partner.

The main results, which were achieved during the implementation period, are:

  • Development of an online training course – “Be connected” (in MOOC format), which gives suitable instruments to senior and adult educators for improving their competences on the topic of dementia, within the framework of non-formal adult education for improving the general knowledge about dementia.
  • Building a Community of adult educators and practitioners, which aims to share current educational opportunities and useful information about dementia and to support as people with dementia living in family environments, as well as their informal caregivers.
  • Preparation of recommendations and guidelines to decision makers and educators aiming at creation of sustainable educational strategies and policies in the area of dementia prevention and support.

You can find more information about the free training course “Be connected” here.

If you like to enrol the online course and to receive a Certificate, you can do it here.

For more information, please check the project website.

The project „MYH4D – Move your Hands for Dementia“ (2020-1-IT02-KA204-079434) is funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU.

This project has been co-funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.