Portugal - Dementia Friendly Communities

Oficinas Terapêuticas

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Oficinas Terapêuticas

In 2004, Associação ProfundaMente in Lisbon developed their Oficinas Terapêuticas initiative in response to the frequent loss of self-esteem experienced by people with dementia after they gain a diagnosis. The project supports the development of old and new abilities through the running of therapeutic workshops which take place in community institutions, such as museums and public gardens. The focus of the project is on creating ongoing therapeutic interventions, as opposed to one-off projects, a key element of dementia friendly efforts.