Cooperation partners

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 endeavours to make an active contribution to the development of good care provision for people with dementia and their relatives.


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.

JSCI, the Japan Swedish Care Institute

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.

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.

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. The courses present the latest research in the field of dementia, focusing on diagnosis, disease mechanisms, palliative medicine and treatment.


SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. SCA produces value through their innovation process. Innovation activities are based on market trends, customer and consumer insight, new technology and new business models.


Getinge Group is a leading global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences. The aim is to be the most desired medtech company in the world. Passion for life is Getinge’s brand promise. The company is built on a genuine compassion for people’s health and well-being. Based on first-hand experience and close partnerships, Getinge provides innovative healthcare solutions that improve every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.


Otsuka is a medical device and pharmaceutical company that develops innovative products within the therapeutic fields of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and central nervous system disorders. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPC) is on of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan, and one of 21 largest globally. Otsuka has been operational in the Nordic and Baltic regions as of 2001. The aims of the organisation in Europe are to be the leading concern within our specialist areas, and to be known for our creative attitude and unique, personal customer service.