Training for Formal Caregivers
Training for formal caregivers is being promoted under the IADem Plan – Action Research on Dementias, which has the Cooperation and Partnership Agreement between the Local Health Unit of Alto Minho, EPE – Community Care Unit (UCC) of Ponte da Barca, the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Ponte da Barca and the University of Minho, represented by the Research Center in Psychology (CIPsi), specifically the GISEF (Research Group in Health & Family).
Within the scope of the Action Research Plan on Dementia in the municipality of Ponte da Barca - IADem Plan, psychoeducational activities will be published throughout the months of February and March 2022 aimed at (in)formal caregivers and the individuals they care for to be carried at home, which may be consulted HERE.
TRAINING PLAN FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND EMPLOYEES OF IPSS
Mental health is a universal human right.
As part of the IADem Plan, a Training Plan is currently underway for healthcare professionals and employees of IPSS (Private Institution of Social Solidarity) during the months of September to December 2023.
This Plan seeks to operationalize a set of planned research and intervention actions in the field of promoting mental health, and prevention and intervention in Dementia and Fragility.
WEBINAR "GIVING A VOICE TO THE FORMAL CAREGIVERS IN TIME OF A COVID-19 PANDEMIC" ["DAR VOZ AO CUIDADOR FORMAL EM TEMPO DE PANDEMIA COVID-19"]
Five webinars took place in January and February with the aim of the workshop on educating for health within the scope of COVID-19, based on representations of the disease, myths, protective behaviors about health, self-care and well-being. This Webinar was aimed at Formal Caregivers- Host Families.
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY - "TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TO TAKE CARE OF THE OTHER" [“CUIDAR DE SI PARA PARA CUIDAR DO OUTRO”]
As every caregiver needs to take care of themselves to be able to provide better care, and combined with the celebrations of the International Family Day that will take place on May 15th, the action “Caring for Yourself to Take Care of the Other” [“Cuidar de Si para Cuidar do Outro”] was developed with a view to raising awareness about the dementia and the act of caring for formal caregivers of patients with Dementia.
"GIVE A VOICE TO THE CAREGIVER!!" ["DAR VOZ AO CUIDADOR!!”]
On November 21st, a Workshop was held for caregivers, which included formal caregivers. This type of initiative aims to promote the quality of life of the caregiver and, simultaneously, of the person with dementia, with the development of strategies that alleviate situations of stress and emotional overload.
"LIVE MEMORIES" ACTIVITY [ATIVIDADE "AVIVAR MEMÓRIAS”]
As part of the Commemoration of World Mental Health Day, the “Live Memories” ["Avivar Memórias"] activity was held on October 12th, in which formal caregivers of people with Dementia also took part. This initiative aimed to stimulate memory, produce reminiscences and relaxation using a repertoire of significant songs and sounds; improve concentration and motor coordination through rhythmic sequences; to promote temporal and spatial orientation, socialization and interaction, also contributing to the cultural enrichment of the elderly.
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