On World Alzheimer’s Day 2021 the Red Cross of Serbia organized various activities to represent the I-CCC project and its goals to improve the position of people diagnosed with dementia and their informal caregivers.
The Red Cross of Sombor organized a lecture and held conversations with people who want to participate in the I-CCC project. 30 trained volunteers will visit older persons with dementia once per week and work with them on various tasks with the help of tablets. Tasks will be in the form of mathematical, linguistic or musical exercises.
A representative of the Red Cross of Serbia participated in a panel discussion at the Volunteer Service of Zvevdara on “How to recognize the first symptoms of dementia” and “Active program of support and assistance to the families of persons with dementia.” The panel was attended by:
- Dr. Ljubica Vidic, a neuropsychiatrist from the Destigma Association
- Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Milićević Kalašić, City Institute of Gerontology
- Slavica Stanković, Executive Secretary of HHU Bread of Life
- and Aleksandra Jovanović as a representative of the Serbian Association for Alzheimer’s Disease.
A representative of the Red Cross of Serbia, Miloš Todorović, introduced the I-CCC activities and goals in 2020-2023 to the participants. The forum was moderated by Radmila Urošević, MA, Head of the Department for Social Protection and Coordinator of the Volunteer Service of Zvezdara.
World Alzheimer’s Day was first marked on September 21, 1994, when associations fighting the disease and other allies around the world united in efforts to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on families, communities and nations.
More information under: https://www.redcross.org.rs/en/news/marking-world-alzheimers-day-september-2021/