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Het Ventiel

Type of Institution
Distelbosstraat 13
Belgium (BE)
Name contact
Number of Persons involved: 95
Age Range: under the age of 65
We have people in the different stages of dementia and also different types of dementia
Number of educators involved: 105
Age Range: 21-75
All edcuators are volunteers, no one gets paid.
Number of caregivers involved: The families of all our participants (partners and children). In some cases also the sisters, brothers, parents,...
Age Range: all ages
we give support to the whole family
Description of the organization
The objective is to encourage people with young onset dementia to break free from their isolation and engage in activities in a social context together with a buddy, who is also a volunteer. We look for new challenges and interesting alternatives to what is no longer possible. New challenges give new energy, confidence and self-esteem. People with young-onset dementia can meet each othe in an informal, casual atmosphere and find quality of life by discovering new activities. The condition has a significant financial impact on the affected families, so to make the project accessible to everyone, everything is free for the paricipants. The project als gives the partners of people with young onset dementia some breathing space and offers them the understanding of other partners going though the same experience.
How the organisation will contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the project results
We will contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the project results not only for our own members but we want to spread this by our website and facebook. It's important that people with dementia and their family, caregivers... can find this information. We want to spread this through the dementia centres of expertise, conferences on dementia,...

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