With the increasing number of European citizens suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and other types of brain related diseases, the care of these citizens has become a significant challenge within the European Union.
The support provided by relatives of citizens living with dementia is of great importance to both the person with dementia, the relatives themselves and the society. If the relatives cannot cope with the task, the need for assisted living facilities is much higher for the family and the society, which creates a significant economic burden for the family and the society.
The main objective of the EDEN – Embracing Dementia project is to create increased awareness of the importance of relatives’ role in the care of family members living with dementia, and a closer collaboration on local level between the relevant local stakeholders.
The EDEN project wants to change the approach of the care of citizens living with dementia from a challenge for each individual family towards a common community challenge.