For a better and better life for people with dementia

The participants of the round table are unanimous in their assessment that services for people with dementia are mainly limited to institutional protection, while support for those outside institutions is insufficient.

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From the event in Plav, Photo: NGO Impuls
From the event in Plav, Photo: NGO Impuls
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As part of the project "Protection of the right to dignified aging and prevention of dementia", the second of four round tables on the topic "Institutional accommodation as a form of protection for people with dementia" was organized in Plav.

The round table, which brought together all relevant actors in the process of institutional placement, was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the municipalities of Plav, Nikšić and Gusinje, the Red Cross from Plav and Nikšić, centers for social work from Nikšić and Beran, homes for the elderly from Risno , Podgorica and Nikšić, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations from the municipality of Plav.

"The most important problems faced in this area are stigma related to institutional care of people with dementia, lack of policies, local plans and strategies for social services for people with dementia and their caregivers, lack of infrastructure for providing social services to people with dementia, lack of interest state structures to protect the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers, the lack of statistical data on people with dementia and their needs, the lack of good practices, informal forms of support, the lack of response to the needs of older people with dementia and the lack of response to the psychosocial needs of their caregivers. in the press release of the organizers of the round table, Zavod Krog from Sovenija and NGO "Impuls".

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photo: NGO Impuls

As stated, the participants of the round table are unanimous in their assessment that services for people with dementia are mainly limited to institutional protection, while support for those outside institutions is insufficient, and according to the data obtained so far, the majority of such services are in rural areas of Montenegro.

"The round table discussed the creation of a network within which institutions would mutually exchange experiences and knowledge and jointly design an effective response to the needs of people with dementia and the psychosocial needs of their caregivers, as well as the preparation of an action plan for dealing with the problems of dementia in the north of Montenegro." , the announcement reads.

The municipalities of Plav, Gusinje and Nikšić, the municipal organizations of the Red Cross from Nikšić and Plav, the scout company Prokletije and the Center for Social Work for the municipalities of Nikšić, Plužine and Šavnik also joined the project of the Institute Krog and the NGO Impuls. The project is financed European Union.

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