Cooperation

 

Core tenet of cultural sensitivity in memory work is that it cannot be done alone.
Finding key people and partners in whom you can confide plays an extremely important role. Collaboration may stop and trust that was once built may break down if you do not have those key people.

 

ETNIMU´s collaborative partners and networks

 

Alzheimer Europe

https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Alzheimer-Europe

 

European Network on Intercultural Elderly Care, ENIEC

https://www.eniec.com/

 

MTÜ 65b Network

https://65b.weebly.com/

 

Pass It On Network

https://www.passitonnetwork.org/

 

Reports, guides, articles with partners

 

 

 

Intercultural dementia care

A guide to raise awareness amongst health and social care workers

This guide draws on the experience and know-how of a group of experts and builds on two other reports1 by people with knowledge and direct experience of providing dementia care to people from many different ethnic communities. Members of the working group identified with a range of different ethnic groups and had different geographical origins and
religions. The European Working Group of People with Dementia provided contacts, shared their experience and commented on the various drafts. The guide has been developed thanks to continued funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

1The development of intercultural care and support for people with dementia from minority ethnic groups’, which was published by Alzheimer Europe in 2018 with funding from the European Union and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and a shorter version inspired by this report, which was published by the Nordic Welfare Centers theme network for dementia and ethnic minorities.

 

ETNIMU activity and our cultural sensitive memory work in Finland is also shown in these materials.

Being a member of the working group, has given a lot for us. Thank you AE!

 

 

The provision of intercultural care and support requires cultural awareness, sensitivity and competence. This is not something that can be learnt solely from a book. It is an ongoing process of learning and exchange. No one is expected to understand the traditions, values and beliefs of people from other cultures straight away. 

Intercultural dementia care

A guide to raise awareness amongst health and social care workers

 

Material in French:

Soins interculturels en matière de démence
Guide de sensibilisation destiné aux professionnels de la santé et aux travailleurs sociaux

 

Material in Germany:

Interkulturelle Demenzpflege
Ein Leitfaden zur Sensibilisierung
von Gesundheits- und Sozialpfl egern

 

 

 

 

Reflections on How Are We Doing?

 

In the last week of May, a group of ENIEC members met in a webinar to discuss how are older migrants coping during this Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar was organized by ENIEC members in Finland, the same group who were to organize the annual meeting of our network in Tallinn last March.

 

 

 

..We compiled the content of the webinar from a survey conducted by five organizations in April-May. in Finland. Our goal was to gather the information that our group instructors heard during telephone conversations with the elderly participants. We were particularly interested in how and where people get information about the exception period, how they understand it, and how they got along with the situation. The phone calls often took a long time, as the elderly had a need to talk, being isolated from the rest of the world...

 

 

Reflections on How Are We Doing?

 

Report: How Are We Doing?

 

Report on the COVID-19 Pandemic's Effects on the Lives of Older Migrants in Finland 

 

 

 

 

Information highways and trails of care. How are older migrants and minorities coping with pandemic situation in Finland? 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s day to day life

Older people are mostly affected

NGOs working with older migrants needed to pause group activities

Older people who belong to language and ethnic minorities seem to have fallen behind when we are all surfing the information highways

 

Report: How are we doing?

 
 

ENIEC Annual Meeting 2020 in Tallinn is Canceled

 

 

It is with the biggest regret that on behalf of the board, I must inform you that we have decided to cancel our Annual Meeting which was scheduled on March 25 -27 2020 in Tallinn. Due to the risks of the global situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we had no choice but to take this step....

 

ENIEC Annual Meeting 2020 in Tallinn is Canceled

The Lagacy of Cultural Contexts in the Lives and Identities of Minority Older Persons in Europe

 

Cultural factors and social identities as a source of support for older people

ENIEC Annual Meeting 2020. 25 – 27th of March 2020, Tallinn, Estonia

Please, register on this http://bit.ly/ENIEC2020Tallinn before 10.2.2020 (10th of February).

 

The Legacy of Cultural Contexts in the Lives and Identities of Minority Older Persons in Europe Cultural factors and social identities as a source of support for older people ENIEC Annual Meeting 2020. 25 – 27th of March 2020, Tallinn, Estonia Please, register on this http://bit.ly/ENIEC2020Tallinn before 10.2.2020 (10th of February).   ”On ju meil kõigil üks suur unistus: olla […]

The Legacy of Cultural Contexts in the Lives and Identities of Minority Older Persons in Europe