Education Providers

The Silviahemmet Foundation
“Dementia care and training for quality of life”

The Silviahemmet Foundation was founded by HM Queen Silvia on Valentine’s Day during 1996. The training of Silvia nurses and training certification of entire units is combined with broad-based training in practical dementia care for the various categories of staff involved in providing care. The Silviahemmet endeavors to make an active contribution to the development of good care provision for people with dementia and their relatives.

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Sophiahemmet University College operates in conjunction with the Silviahemmet Foundation to provide a unique university education in dementia for nurses and staff nurses.

The training has a clear focus on care and is based on the philosophy of palliative care, which is concerned with controlling symptoms, establishing communication and relationships, teamwork and providing support for relatives. The close cooperation between the Sophiahemmet University College and the Silviahemmet Foundation is a fruitful collaboration for this unique training concept and the common goal is to contribute to the development of future dementia care.

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Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet, a world-leading medical university and the home of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, offers executive educations in dementia care for physicians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. The courses present the latest research in the field of dementia, focusing on diagnosis, disease mechanisms, palliative medicine and treatment.

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Swedish Dementia Centre

The Swedish Dementia Centre (SDC) is a non-profit organisation, established in February 2008. The task of creating a national centre for excellence in dementia care was given to two foundations: Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center by the Swedish government and was commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare. SDC became a foundation of its own the 1st of January 2013.


National Education Partners

JSCI, the Japan Swedish Care Institute, Japan

JSCI has operated in Japan since 2005 in conjunction with SCI, Swedish Care International. The operation trains instructors within Japanese dementia care and so far has trained around 30,000 people in dementia and elderly care issues in Japan.

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Malteserorden, Germany

The Maltese Order is one of the largest charitable service providers in Germany with more than one million members and supporters. The Catholic aid organization is represented nationwide in more than 700 places. Founded in 1953 by the Order of Malta and the German Caritas Association, it offers service for the needy, including civil protection and medical service as well as in first aid training and voluntary social services. The Maltese Order adapted the Silviahemmet care philosophy throughout their services for persons with dementia.

Martha Flora, Netherlands

Martha Flora provides elderly and dementia care in residential settings in the Netherlands. Their approach emphasizes adaptation to the individual needs of the person with dementia. Martha Flora also provides training in dementia care according to the Silviahemmet care philosophy for care professionals and caregiving relatives.

Medicover Senior, Poland

Care Experts are part of the Medicover Group in Poland and specialize in care services for the elderly and children. They aim to be a trusted partner for families in caring about their loved ones and become a leading comprehensive elderly care provider in the country. Care Experts operates a geriatric clinic, a nursing home, offer day care activities and home care services as well as hospital and hospice care.

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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words “essentials” and “necessities.” Their sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Essity used to be part of the SCA Group.

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Folkhälsan Välfärd AB, Finland

Folkhälsan is a non-governmental organization based in Finland. It is active in advocating social welfare and health care for the Swedish speakers of Finland. The organization carries out scientific research and informs and counsels in order to promote health and good quality of life.

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St Anna Stift, Germany

St. Anna Stift operates day care centers, a nursing home for people with dementia as well as in-patient and respite care in Germany. It also provides elderly and dementia care for professional and family caregivers.

Talengen Care

Talengen Care was established in Beijing in 2011 to train employees and develop dementia care in China. The courses are based on the Stiftelsen Silviahemmet care philosophy for the care of people with dementia and are performed  to staff in elderly care, as well as relatives and home carers.

The first trained  Silviahemmet instructors in China were graduated by Dr. Hoffman, head of Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, in June 2012.
Today, more than 5,000 people in the Chinese elderly care sector have received the training in the Silviahemmet care philosophy of person-centered care.

Learning Partners


Arjo is a global supplier of medical devices, services and solutions that improve quality of life for people with reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. Arjo creates value by improving clinical outcomes for patients and enabling a better work environment for healthcare professionals. The company contributes to a sustainable healthcare system – always with people in mind. Main customers are private and public institutions within acute care and long-term care. Arjo’s offering includes products and solutions for patient handling, hygiene, disinfection, medical beds, therapeutic surfaces, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention and diagnostics. It also provides services such as training in connection with product sales. Arjo has nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and the head office is located in Malmö, Sweden.

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Epoch Elder Care, India

Epoch Elder Care was founded by Kabir Chadha in 2011 to meet the growing need for elderly care and services in India.  Originally a Home Care provider with a special focus on companion care, psychological support & home management, Epoch offered services in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Pune to over 300 seniors. In 2014, we decided to change our model and thus Epoch Assisted Living came to life.  In a short span of time, Epoch has grown to be an industry leader in both elder and dementia care and a brand that is trusted by families for the care of their loved one.

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