Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija is celebrating 20 years. On this occasion we are organizing 9th Alzheimer Slovenia conference, which will be held on 20th – 21st October 2017 in SPA Terme Čatež, Slovenia. This event is an acknowledgement of our engagement in providing help and support to persons with dementia and their families. To emphasize the efforts of our mission, the topic of the conference is Creating a friendly society for persons with dementia and their families.
Because of increasing number of people with dementia it is becoming more and more important to create a dementia friendly society. Stigma of dementia could be reduced and quality of life of persons with dementia improved by social inclusion, sustaining their independence, adapting the environment and first and foremost by timely diagnosis and treatment.
A conference is a way to continue the Psychogeriatric Conferences held since 1998. It follows the work of the founder of Spominčica–Alzheimer Slovenia, prof. dr. Aleš Kogoj. He was a pioneer in the field of dementia in Slovenia. The conference is under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor.
The conference will be attended by experts and professionals from different fields concerning dementia: researchers, neurologists, psychiatrists, general physicians, social workers, representatives of politics and NGOs. People with dementia and their families are also invited, so they could share their first-hand experiences with dementia.
Many renowned domestic and foreign experts from the field of dementia will present their latest findings. They will discuss innovations in organising and adjusting dementia-friendly environment, methods of maintaining mobility at home, post-diagnostic arrangement of legal and administrative matters and access to formal and informal services in the community for people with dementia and their families, which are often exposed to great psychological and physical distress. Various aspects of treatment, pharmacological care and adequate nutrition, innovations in dementia research and therapy in the community will be presented and important ethical issues and the question of rights of persons with dementia will also be addressed.
The topic of the conference is building a friendly society for persons with dementia and their carers with innovative treatment and services.
- Dementia friendly society: raising awareness of dementia, dementia friendly services and interventions, dementia and I, Living in the community
- Treatment and research: research on dementia, risk factors, early diagnosis, treatment, pharmacology, dietetics
- Innovative care: post-diagnostic help and support, rehabilitation, person-centred care, psychosocial interventions, end-of-life aspect
- Strategies and rights: dementia strategies, public fund rights, ethical and legal issues, minority groups
We kindly invite you to actively participate at 9th Alzheimer Slovenia conference with an article of your expertise.
Conference Location – SPA Terme Čatež
The conference will take place in SPA Terme Čatež, Slovenia. For participants this is also an opportunity to experience the relaxing effect of warm thermal water and a way of doing something for yourself and your well-being.
Terme Čatež SPA is one of the largest and most successful SPA centres in Slovenia. The health centre has been operating since 1962 and includes state-of-the art facilities for sports rehabilitation. Health Centre has a program of treatment and rehabilitation. Their hospital department provides 24 hour medical supervision. In the future they are also planning to open round the clock medical supervision for the people with dementia.