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Athens Association of Alzheimers Disease is a non- profit organisation that was founded in 2002 by dementia patients relatives, doctors, psychologists.

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2 Athens Association of Alzheimers Disease is a non- profit organisation that was founded in 2002 by dementia patients relatives, doctors, psychologists and other health professionals that are interested in Alzheimers disease. The association aims at: promoting awareness understanding and providing support for everyone that is related to the disease. Nowadays the association has 1500 members.

3 Campaigns for promoting awareness (Worldwide Alzheimers Day- 21st of September. 2010)

4 Cognitive training groups for healthy elderly and elderly with dementia Psychoeducational Programmes for caregivers Educational Programmes for Health Professionals Day Care Centres Home Care

5 Memory Clinic Dementia Day Care Center Cognitive training Groups / Reminiscence sessions Occupational Therapy/ Language Therapy Support groups For Caregivers Physical training programs Increase of Public Awareness Home Care Programs Management of behavioural disorders

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7 LLP Grundtvig Adult education and lifelong education LLP LEONARDO DA VINCI Lifelong education for health professionals on dementia Joint Action on Alzheimers Disease and other dementias ALCOVE LLP KA3-ICT Support Platform for People suffering from Alzheimer and their Surrounding

8 98.7% of dependent elderly are cared for at home 50.7% of family carers are living with the person they cared for 80.9% of carers are women 47.2% of family carers are still working Mean age of carers: 51.7 years EUROFAMCARE, 2006

9 Former Carer?? The partnership aims to exchange ideas, experiences, good practices and tools in order to learn from each other. We aim to strengthen local and national strategies concerning informal training of former family carers to help their reintegration into society after they have ceased in their caring roles.

10 Semi – structured Interview Part 1 - Explore how the person became a carer. Most significant steps and most important changes in individual biography. Part 2 – Explore the caring experience with BEI Method. Which were the most significant tasks of your caregiving experience? Could you please make a list? Part 3 – transition from the role of carer 32 former carers have participated in our research

11 ATHENS ASSOCIATION OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS M. MOUSOUROU 89, ATHENS, GREECE, TEL


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