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Dementia Friendly Hospital
Šentjur dementia friendly project

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Dementia Friendly Hospital

In July 2015, Alzheimer Slovenia (SpominĨica) provided training to 100 professionals that enabled the University Medical Centre Ljubljana to become the country’s first Dementia Friendly Hospital. The training supported staff to recognise the signs that a person may have dementia and how to communicate effectively with a person with dementia. This marks just one programme in a series of dementia friendly activities for SpominĨica which has also run workshops for police officers and psychologists.

Šentjur dementia friendly project

During 2013, Šentjur Alzheimer’s Association embarked upon creating the first dementia friendly city in Slovenia with the Šentjur dementia friendly project. In partnership with the Mayor of the city, the project was launched in June of that year. Plans for 2013 and beyond were made and included raising awareness among the public, and training for shop, transport and restaurant staff. In November 2013, training was provided for public and private employees, and social and health workers, which was well-received and proved to be very popular.