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Patras – Greece | Inter-departmental seminar-event for AIDA, focusing on nursing and active ageing for the elderly.

On Tuesday, 16/5, our Greek Partner, p-consulting.gr organized an educational and informative presentation at the welcoming venue of IEK DELTA 360° VET Center. The event showcased interesting information and topics related to care and quality of life in the elderly stage including experts in the field of health sciences. The event began with a warm …

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The Importance of Social Engagement for Older Adults

The Importance of Social Engagement for Older Adults

Social engagement is just as important for older adults as physical activity. Social interaction can help to improve our mental health, physical health, and overall well-being. There are many different ways to be socially engaged. Some examples include spending time with family and friends, volunteering, joining a club or group, or taking a class. It …

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The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Physical activity is important for everyone, but it is especially important for older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Physical activity can help older adults with ID to maintain their physical health, improve their mental health, and reduce their risk of falls and other injuries. There are many different types of physical activity that older adults …

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Causes, Signs & Symptoms of an ID in adults

Causes In most cases the main cause of an Intellectual Disability (ID) can remain unknown. However, nowadays we are aware of some causes of Intellectual Disabilities. Genetics are usually the main known cause of Intellectual Disabilities in many adults. But there are several other circumstances that lead to Intellectual Disabilities. Which are they? The circumstances …

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A little story to create local inspiration and innovation. (Part 2)

The idea base The ideas and  principles Skovsgård Hotel and other activities has been developed according to are named PHIL: P for production, as an alternative to sheltered workshops, with an emphasis on development and meaningful employment. H(in danish handicap) for the disabled – blurring the gap between different groups of people with disabilities – …

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A little story to create local inspiration and innovation. (Part 1)

People with ID becomes the resource in languishing village In the early 1990s, a hotel went bankrupt in the small community of Arentsminde. Arentsminde is a small Danish village with a total of approx. 400 inhabitants and located in the middle of nowhere. There was nothing special about this – that fate has affected many …

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Active Aging of elderly people with intellectual disabilities

Active Aging of elderly people with intellectual disabilities: from the individual initiative to the collective project On December the 3rd , the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated. This date offers the opportunity to highlight the need to break down barriers in order to create  a more inclusive society. Likewise, this celebration aims …

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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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