ARTvsDEMENTIA is the project that sees the AlphaZTL Association - Compagniad'ArteDinamica, leader of a European partnership that aims to share and transfer knowledge, guidelines and procedures in the use of art therapy as a tool capable of to stimulate learning, socialization and the increase of transversal and residual skills of adults suffering from neuro-cognitive diseases, outside the treatment centers.
The project also encourages the development of cultural and artistic activities aimed at the elderly, who are the category of citizens with the lowest levels of participation and practice, and supports policies of active aging and contrasting isolation, closure and depression, considered by the scientific community as a prelude to cognitive deficit understood in a broad way.
The project was funded within the European Erasmus + Small Scale Partnership in Adult Education Program, and involves the following European realities: Spomincica - Alzheimer Slovenia (Slovenian association for the treatment of dementia); Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association of Athens, Greece; LatvijasLaikmetigasMakslasCentrs, Latvia (Latvian Center of Contemporary Art).
The project has two phases.
Phase 1 - Study Visits.
Study visits in partner countries, aimed at training, exchanging know-how and procedures on how to implement art therapy to produce adequate behavioral and emotional results, in order to maintain and consolidate residual abilities and improve the socialisation of the person affected by dementia, including the participation of family members in the implementation of arts therapies.
The staff of the organisations involved will take part in the Studio Visits, in order to improve the skills and professionalism of the operators (4 operators from AlphaZTL, 2 for each partner - total 10 people).
27-28-29 May – Latvia, Riga (programme to be defined)
10-11-12 June – Italy, Brindisi (see file attached)
7-8-9 Luglio – Slovenia, Ljubliana
22-23-24 September – Greece, Athens
(note for internal use: for the detailed programme of each event see the attached file)
Phase 2 - return to the territory: Community development and model experimentation.
This phase will take place between March and May 2023 and will involve people with neurodegerative diseases and their families / caregivers (up to a maximum of 100 people).
AlphaZTL will share the best practices learned at European level with these targets and institutional stakeholders. A transdisciplinary path will be structured as a final experimentation of the project: a laboratory, a format, an identified solution, a procedure. It will be the local community to define which aid and support tool for neurodegenerative diseases to experiment among the many in-depth and known in Europe thanks to study visits.
LINK 4 TAG FB
Agenzia Nazionale INDIRE - https://www.facebook.com/ErasmusPlusIta/
Spomincica - Alzheimer Slovenia - https://www.facebook.com/spomincica.zdruzenje
LCCA – Latvia Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art- LCCA (facebook.com)
LINK TAG PARTNER IG
Agenzia Naizonale INDIRE - https://www.instagram.com/erasmus_indire/
Spomincica - Alzheimer Slovenia - https://www.instagram.com/igspomincica/
LCCA – Latvia https://www.instagram.com/latviancentre4contemporaryart/
PARTNERS WEB SITE
Slovenia - www.spomincica.si
Latvia - www.lcca.lv
Greece - www.alzheimerathens.gr
INDIRE – www.indire.it
Erasmus + - https://www.erasmusplus.it
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INFO ABOUT THE PROJECT
+39 335 7379971
www.alphaztl.com (SEZ. ARTE E SOCIALE– nome pagina “ARTvsDEMENTIA”)
TWO DAYS IN BRINDISI TO SHARE GOOD PRACTICES ON THE USE OF ARTS AND ART THERAPIES FOR THE CARE OF NEUROCOGNITIVE DISEASES
The event is part of the broader "ARTvsDEMENTIA" project, funded by the European Erasmus + Program and the Agenzia Nazionale INDIRE , which sees AlphaZTL - Compagna di Arte Dinamica, awarded the funding, engaged in study visits to Alzheimer's Centers in Greece, Latvia and Slovenia for learn techniques and good practices on the use of arts and art therapies and bring them back to the Brindisi area, starting the experimentation of a model of care that includes, in addition to drug therapies, art and other therapies (ortho-therapy, pet-therapy etc. ...) And that it also carries out training and psychological and moral support actions for families and caregivers.
The aim of the event is to make social and welfare workers, institutions, associations and families / care givers of people suffering from neurocognitive diseases aware of the potential and practical applications of arts and art therapies in the treatment of Alzheimer's.