Supporting persons with dementia and their families: Good practice from Eurodiaconia members
Eurodiaconia, a European network of social and health care Christian organisations promoting social justice, recently produced a brochure highlighting some of its members' initiatives. The publication "Supporting persons with dementia and their families: Good practice from Eurodiaconia members" identifies the following key messages and pressing challenges aimed to raise awareness amongst decision makers and strategic partners:
- Ensuring that the voice and rights of older people and their families are heard at all stages of service provision;
- Taking action towards the integration of services both across care settings and throughout the care pathway, as this would enable significant life quality gains for older people;
- Calling for help from as many sources as possible to bring in all relevant expertise and to take full advantage of synergies that could be established between different actors such as health professionals, volunteers, IT companies, Alzheimer's associations and families' associations, among others.