2018 / 2020
In dementia care context it has been noticed that formal care givers have needs for a scaffolding function in following areas: training on communication with demented; training on how to relieve from stress; developing emotional and relational competences in front of elderly and their decline, even in normal ageing. Previous studies suggested that positive psychology training aimed at improving the psychological well-being and emotional skills of caregivers; formal caregivers can have beneficial effects form such training in terms of relationship with elderly and demented people. This background supports the urgent need to map and understand the situation of the caregivers and to give them the needed skills to support their work with the people affected by dementia.
The Demetra project aims at enhancing formal caregivers ability in emotional regulation by positive psychology and mindfulness based training.
Main objectives of the project are:
The main result of this project, an exchange of best practices based on transnational training for trainers and training courses for local formal caregivers, will enhance competences related to person centred care for people with dementia.
Project Under Implementation