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Conference

The MYH4D project was presented in a number of events in order to report about the activities carried out and the results achieved.

Muovi le mani per la demenza, Giornata di presentazione dei risultati

Date: 10-06-2022
Location: San Secondo di Pinerolo, Italy

Description
The Multiplier Event took place in San Secondo di Pinerolo (IT) on 10 June 2022.
76 people participated in the event.
The participants were mainly adults educators belonged to different organisations: associated partners, local stakeholders, national health service, caregivers and citizens, people with dementia

The contents of the multiplier event: MYH4D Italian Multiplier aimed to valorise the local and national networking that are formally and not formally collaborating in the management of people living with dementia and their caregivers. Specifically, MYH4D Intellectual Outputs MOOC, Community of practice and the draft of Recommendations for policy makers were presented as practical and effective educational supports for adults to support inclusive community:
- MOOC to increase community health literacy about dementia,
- Community of Practice to provide practical information on well living with dementia to adult educators, caregivers and people with dementia,
- Recommendations to policy makers to provide new good practice to support decision makers.

The value to create enabling environments in private and public settings make the difference in living with dementia for both the caregivers and the people with dementia. MYH4D intellectual outputs are designed to support inclusive community towards people living with dementia and their caregivers, improving their quality of life and networking to create opportunity and relief.

Below you can download the material used during the coneference:
- Round table material
- Speakers' material

Conference on Ethical Issues

Date: 07-04-2022
Location: Online

Description
The Instituto de Etica Clinica Francisco Valles (IECFV) organised an online conference for healthcare professionals of the Public Body Madrid Salud. Madrid Salud leads the health care services administrated by the Mayoralty of Madrid. The conference was focused on the ethical issues relate to the care of people with dementia. The conference had a 2 hours duration, the chair Maria Jesus Pascual, chief of the Communication Department of Madrid Salud introduced the speaker, Emanuele Valenti, deputy Director of the IECFV and the project Move your Hands for Dementia. The speaker presented the MOOC contents and the findings of the empirical study developed in MYH4D. Speakers and participants discussed together about the ethics of care in dementia and the authenticity of communication with people with dementia. The conferences disseminate the results of thematic analysis of data related to the ethical aspects of MOOC. The session was concluded with a 15 minutes of Q&A.


World Alzheimer's Day

Date: 25-10-2021
Location: Pinerolo (IT)

Description
In the evening of September 21th, 2021 to celebrate the World Alzheimer's Day an important Dissemination event took place in the Conference room of Asl To3 in Pinerolo. The event was organised together with the Cosso Foundation and Diaconia Valdese in order to promote awareness about dementia and increase community skills for people living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease affects, according to data of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, about 5% of people over 60 years old, with an estimate in Italy of 500 thousand people living with dementia. It is the most common form of dementia; it involves an alteration of the brain functions and progressive loss of autonomy in daily life activities.
The program included lectures, experiential workshops and the possibility of an individual moment for those interested in memory screening, organised by the Neuropsychology /Psychogeriatrics functional area of the AslTo3. It was a great opportunity for sharing and opening to the territory, dedicated to family members, citizens, health and social workers and all those who are in daily contact with people with dementia.
Memory screening for community was followed by lectures of Franca Dall'Occo, General Manager of AslTo3, Paola Fasano, Head of the Pinerolo District of the Health Authority, Alessandro Bonansea, Head of the Complex Structure of Psychology AslTo3, Professor Leonardo Lo Piano, Head of the Complex Structure of Neurology 2 U. Department of Neuroscience of the University of Turin - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza of Turin. Some videos were projected, including "Dement Talent" by Diaconia Valdese.

Biennale Democracy 2021

Date: 10-10-2021
Location: Turin, Italy

Description
Biennale Democracy 2021 hosted MYH4D in Turin, October 10th. “One planet: many worlds” is the title of the seventh edition of Biennale and MYH4D represented dementia as one of them. A world not so unusual, if we think that the average lengthening of life expectancy is a phenomenon that occurs in every country on the planet and is linked to nutrition, environmental conditions, technological innovation and medical developments. We know that 10% of over 65 years old have got dementia, even if dementia is not a normal part of ageing.
But even more, Biennale Democracy wanted to include living with dementia, because it arise new individual and collective awareness and responsibility. To engage it, ASL TO3 organized a narrative workshop led by Dr. Portis, a cultural anthropologist, to help participants “put themselves in the shoes of people living with dementia”, writing about their own experiences of emotional and cognitive intermittence and inconsistency: memory loss, temporal and spatial disorientation. A digital Tazebao was realised during narrative workshops directed by Dr Lucia Portis between June and October 2021 in collaboration with University of the Third Age UNITRE Grugliasco, Gruppo ARCO and CPIA5. MYH4D Digital Tazebao is now available as tangible intellectual output to fill the gap with people living with dementia, but it is also a work in progress to move forward for more inclusive communities.
The last edition of the laboratories was held in May and June 2022, with the collaboration of Diaconia Valdese
and with the sponsorship of the "Torre Pellice" Municipality.
To review the materials with the collection of writings from the narrative workshops, you can download the digital Tazebao "Demenza, un mondo possibile nella nostra mente".