On December 14, 2016, the Open Garden in Brno will host a seminar named "The Path from a Culture of Addiction to a Culture of Recovery" as a part of the GOS II project supported by the South Moravian Region. The lecturer will be Peter Sheath, British expert on issues of recovery and mental health. Find the lecturer's curriculum and the programme of the seminar here (in Czech).
Expert seminar: Integrated health and social care: reflections on the current state of affairs in the Czech Republic and abroad.
The Centre for Longevity and Long-Term Care at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, will hold an expert seminar in collaboration with Senator Milada Emmerová of the Commitee for Health and Social Policy, Senate of the Czech Republic, and Senator professor Jaroslav Malý, entitled ‘Reflections on the state of health and social care in the Czech Republic and the world’. The seminar will take place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 from 09:00 - 15:00 in the Plenary Session Hall and Jičín Lounge at the Senate of Parliament of the Czech Republic. The official language of the session will be Czech.
Cultural Center in Kadaň hosted a two-day international conference named "I'm still here". The 140 participants were experts and emploees of social facilities whose goal was to exchange knowledge and experience in non-pharmacological treatment of the Alzheimer's disease. Dr. John Zeisel, the founder of The "I'm Still Here" Foundation, was also present. Among the 12 lecturers, CELLO was represented by Dr. Petr Veleta, MgA., Mgr. Anna Beránková and Mgr. Kateřina Macháčová, PhD.
Iva Holmerová, a longtime associate and lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University, was elected President of Alzheimer Europe. Congratulations!
Iva Holmerová is the founding director of the Gerontology Center in Prague, Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations of FHS UK, founder of the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care (CELLO ILC CZ), and Visiting Professor at the University of the West of Scotland. She is scientifically and professionally involved in the issues of senior care, gerontology, long-term care and care for people living with dementia. She is the chairwoman of the Czech Gerontological and Geriatric Society, member of INTERDEM, EUGMS, ELTECA and founder of the Czech Alzheimer Society.
Alzheimer Europe is a non-governmental international organization whose aim is to raise awareness of all forms of dementia. It was founded in 1990 and it is based in Luxembourg.
Learn more on Iva Holmerová's cooperation with Alzheimer Europe.
This year’s Alzheimer Europe conference will be held in Copenhagen where Professor Iva Holmerová will present the current issues in long-term care for people with dementia. Although progress has been made in treating the symptoms of dementia and improving care, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. As such, people with advanced dementia require complex care to assist them with their changing needs. The conclusions of the working group EUGMS and the PALLIARE Project have confirmed that specific skills are invaluable in providing such specialist, complex care.
From the start of the new academic year, the Faculty of Humanities will offer the Longevity Studies PhD Programme. The new programme will be led by Professor Iva Holmerová and Professor Jan Horský. More information about the programme and the application form can be found here.
The Czech Alzheimer’s Society has organised the Prague Gerontology Conference for the past nineteen years. CELLO is one of the partners. This year's Conference was entitled "Living with Dementia - New Perspectives" and took place at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture. For more information, see the short resume.
The International Longevity Centre has recently published an article about successful implementation of EXDASE dance therapy course which was carried out by Petr Veleta in 16 Southern Moravian long-term care institutions from April to June this year.
From 20 to 21 July 2016, the DANDEC International Cooperation meeting took place at the Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel, Prague. The meeting brought together dementia specialists from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Bohemia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine (list of participants here). Their aim was to put together a joint project with the aim of improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their families.