We are six Alzheimer Organizations from five different countries – Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, UK and Ireland. Each one helps to promote better conditions for dementia people and their caregivers in its own country for years. Together we organize projects and events across Europe with different objectives – our latest one, Story2Remember, is a new move to use creative arts initiatives to support the well-being of people with dementia.
Romanian Society for Support of Elderly and Sufferers with Alzheimer’s Disease
(Societatea Romana Alzheimer – SRA)
Romanian Alzheimer Society, founded in 1992, is a humanitarian organization, non-governmental, non-profit organization, initiated by qualified medical personnel: doctors, nurses, medical students, psychologists, social workers. Patients and family members have joined gradually.
Consistent with the statute and name, Romanian Alzheimer Society works in the community, social and medical assistance to the elderly. Romanian Alzheimer Society’s goals are to direct intervene at Community level, mediating the relationship patient-family-society and to create modern systems of care and assistance for the elderly with mental disorders, especially neurodegenerative type. In 20 years, it became a partner of professionals, patients and family members, of structures at community level, with an intense activity in the field of information and education, early diagnosis and interventions at community level.
Romanian Alzheimer Society
Str. Austrului nr. 52
Phone: (+40) 0213348940
Fax: (+40) 0213348940
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.alz.ro
Bournemouth University (BU) is based on the south coast of England and is recognised as one of the Bournemouth University (BU) is based on the south coast of England and is recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK, creating a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice. This focus on fusion ensures the University understands the needs of industry and government colleagues, working closely with them to provide real solutions and professional development to real issues.
Bournemouth University has a dedicated research centre for ageing and dementia; Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC). The ADRC brings together cross-faculty research expertise in areas of ageing and dementia to impact on theory, education and practice. The ADRC aims to undertake robust research that will enhance the lives of people with dementia and their care partners as well as inform the practice of dementia practitioners. Their research fits into three themes; Orientation and Navigation to support Dementia Friendly Environments; Nutrition and well-being; and activity and social inclusion.
Currently, BU has over 30 European Commission funded projects awarded – live, in pre-contract negotiation or end of project closure, with an income to BU in excess of £4m. BU’s management of previous projects and the learning gained from managing them means we have systems and processes in place to ensure we can meet all audit and reporting requirements. BU maintains separate ledger codes, separate files and separate archives of the relevant materials for each Interreg or other EU funded project. All original documentation is stored separately from our general systems so that we can control and monitor compliance at all stages. We were able to consistently report and justify our costs to the satisfaction of the FLC. BU has also had second level, post-completion audits of individual projects by both Interreg and the European Commission and these have been very positive.
Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset
Phone: +44 (0) 1202961916
The Gaiety School of Acting
The National Theater School of Ireland
The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland is a Not for Profit organisation founded in 1986 by the internationally renowned theatre director Joe Dowling, in response to the lack of full time actor training programmes in Ireland at that time. The School is now widely regarded as the country’s premier training facility for actors. Our policy is to train actors for theatre, film and television. Through a committed and dedicated staff, the School has developed and expanded to its current position where over 5,000 are involved in a range of courses from out ntensive 2 year full time actor training programme to a range of courses available to students from overseas. The full time actor training programme boasts unprecedented graduate success with our actors appearing in all of Ireland’s theatres, in film and television. The education and outreach department at The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland, delivers specially tailored programmes to meet the creative and social needs of multiple sectors of our community. Numerous education and outreach projects have been successfully rolled out at local, national and international levels.
Gaiety School of Acting
Essex Street West, Temple Bar
Dublin, D08 T2V0
Phone: +353 (1) 679 9277
Centrul de Resurse si Formare Profesionala
Habilitas Association is an NGO created in 2007 with the aim to contribute to the development of adults education. Habilitas delivers professional adult training and counseling services in social, psychological and educational projects and programs. In present time, Habilitas is authorized by the National Authority of Qualifications to deliver professional training for the qualification “Home caregiver for elderly” and to issue qualification certificates, EU available. Habilitas is continuously developing training programs for volunteers, disadvantaged persons, young people in difficult situations, older persons, young and adult family carers, young and adult professional careworkers, according to their identified needs (volunteering, personal development, improving practice, communications skills, improvement of personal skills, human rights, combating Hate Speech, identifying and preventing elder abuse) and has participarted in developing several public policies. Asociatia Habilitas CRFP works in projects focused on enhancing quality of life of different population categories, on stimulating socio-professional integration of vulnerable and marginalized persons, and on raising awareness on social issues. In a continuous developmen, Habilitas has emplemented several projects at local, national and european level and has established strong collaboration and partnership with local and national public authorities, other NGOs, trade unions, volunteering centers, employment agiencies. Habilitas is member of Networks SenioriNETand INPEA.
Number 43, Timisoara Boulevard
Building P13, Sc. 5, 3rd floor, Apartment 96, Sector 6
Phone: (+40) 021 440 11 48
Mobile: (+40) 0757 022 382
Alzheimer Bulgaria is a non-governmental voluntary organization in community interest, established in 2003. The organization unites the efforts of families and professionals to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia. The organization provides practical services and support for people with dementia and their caregivers throughout the country.
Alzheimer Bulgaria is a member of:
- Alzheimer Europe (since 2006)
- Confederation Health Protection (since 2009)
- Eurocarers (since 2010)
Alzheimer Bulgaria demands a better future for everyone affected by all forms of dementia. With the help of our members and supporters, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and those who care for them through a combination of detailed policy analysis, lobbying, influencing and direct action.
Alzheimer Bulgaria is committed to ensuring that people with dementia receive the best possible quality of care and support. Providing training for health and care professionals and publish a wide range of training materials and books.
ul. “Bacho Kiro” 16
Phone: +359 (0) 2 989 45 39
Mobile: +359 (0) 898 444 027
Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
The Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Relative Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas) is a non for profit organization providing a wide range of services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Serving the local community since 1995, Alzheimer Hellas offers a safe and supportive enviroment for people with dementia and also for the caregivers. Currently it counts more than 5.000 members. Alzheimer Hellas aims to raise awareness to the community, fight stigma associated with neurodegenerative diseases, and control behavioral and affective disorders (caused by dementia) with non-pharmacological interventions.
Alzheimer Hellas’ action has been recognized internationally and is used as an example of good practice by the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). Alzheimer Hellas is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International and of Alzheimer Europe.
Alzheimer’s Day Care
Unit “Saint Helen”
13 Petrou Sindika str.
Phone: +30 2310 81041
Fax: +30 2310 925802
Alzheimer’s Day Care
Unit “Saint John”
164 K. Karamanli str.
Phone: +30 2310 351451-5
Fax: +30 2310 351456
Helpline: +30 2310 909000 (24/7)