DEMOER (www.dementia-care.eu) is a European funded Project (2019-1-ES01-KA204-063975), which started in November 2019. The consortium of the project consists of partners from Spain, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Belgium, and Turkey. The project is developing an innovative mobile adults training for family members of people suffering from dementia.
Dementia is a decline in mental abilities, in which memory, thinking, and judgement are impaired, and the personality may deteriorate. It usually develops slowly and affects mainly people over 60 years old. It is one of the most important causes of disability in the elderly in Spain, Bulgaria, and Turkey (according to WHO). Since the proportion of the elderly people is continuously increasing, the number of dementia-affected patients will also rise (expected to raise by 12% in the next 10 years in Spain, and by 20% in Bulgaria and Turkey). The care and support for these people has a serious impact on their families. There is a lack of non-formal trainings available on the topic presenting the strategies and tips which can support those that are supporting their family members suffering from dementia in an understandable manner.