Adults and seniors education about dementia aims to equip them with knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences. Health and family literacy about dementia has got an impact at individual level in terms of personal, emotional, sociality, health and wellbeing learning advantages and an impact at social level in terms of implementing a more inclusive community. There is a wide range of evidence showing that poor health literacy limits a range of lifestyle choices and creates inside the society differences and inequalities.
Move your Hands for Dementia (MYH4D) project aims to support adult and senior educators in the extending and developing competences on educating dementia health literacy to adults and seniors. A more health literate dementia community is the first step to improve a more inclusive and equal “dementia friendly community”. Health literacy about dementia provides chances for engaging adults and seniors to face health and environment with more responsibility and capacity to make favorable choices to health and to improve quality of life of persons living with dementia and their family members.
The main target groups of the project are:
- Persons living with dementia
- Family caregivers
The project activities will be organized in the following phases:
Phase 1 – "Be connected" M.O.O.C.
This phase is devoted to give instruments to adult and senior teachers to improve their competences on dementia in adult non-formal learning training about dementia health literacy.
Phase 2 – Community of Practice
This phase consists in the implementation of a Community of Practice to share ongoing adults/seniors learning training to persons with dementia and to family caregiver. CoP for persons with dementia and family members is to share life daily needs and solutions about Assistive Technology Initiatives/devices, gamification, good practices, local facilities.
Phase 3 – Guidelines for EDA leaders and policy makers
This phase consists in a set of Guidelines for EDA leaders and policy makers, aiming at improving sustainable educational strategies and policies about dementia.
Phase 4 – Training activity
A training course involving 14 participants from the partners’ countries is organized by ASLTO3 – “Azienda Sanitaria Locale Torino 3” in order to: promote the use of the intellectual outputs; provide the end users with the competences and information concerning the theme improving quality of life of persons living with dementia and their family members.
Phase 5 - Multiplier events
A number of multiplier events will be organized to disseminate the results reached, the methodology implemented and output produced in the MYH4D project. The participants in the multiplier events will be educators, experts in health issues and policy makers.
The main project deliverables include:
- "Be connected" M.O.O.C.
- Community of Practice
- Guidelines for EDA leaders and policy makers