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Dilemma between self-determination and duty of care

A Swedish report by R&D-Södertörn suggests that dilemmas may arise between staff and adults with developmental inhibitions, especially when the adult with developmental inhibition eats or drinks too much and at the same time must be supported in his right to self-determination and conduct his own choices (Assadi, 2012). The R&D-Södertörn report highlights in particular …

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion and individual responsibility

Mastery and self-determination in relation to health promotion Meaningful, manageable and comprehensible activities promote mastery and control in the individual adult with developmental inhibition. The focus on health promotion activities requires committed and motivated employees, who through the promotion of the individual’s right to self-determination can pave the way to a health-promoting everyday life. Anne …

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What has been done so far?

What has been done so far?

  One of the first activities of our project was to carry out a “Needs Analysis” research, aiming to collect information on which are the main needs and characteristics of older people with intellectual disabilities/learning difficulties and their families, regarding to their bio-psycho-social care, in order to improve their quality of life. The research was …

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Our website is on air

Our website is now on air and we can share the result with you. AIDA project is the new Erasmus+ project with main aim the elderly with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), due to the lack of specific training in Vocational Training (VET) centers to care for them. Our purpose was to create a fast, easy and …

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Here we go!

Our new European project Erasmus+ KA2, AIDA “ACTIVE AGEING for the ELDERLY with ID” is approved. AIDA project started on October 2020, its duration is 2 years, and it will be completed in November 2022. What are the objectives of the AIDA project? AIDA aims to: Improve the quality of life of elders with ID, …

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