On 30th May, we invited many high-level stakeholders in the field of dementia to the Dementia Forum X Working Meeting 2018 in Stockholm. The meeting was a follow-up on the conclusions from Dementia Forum X 2017 and also an opportunity to set new guidelines and discussion points for the next Dementia Forum X in 2019.
We have moved! We are expanding and we are expecting several new members to the team in the coming months. To accommodate a larger team, we have shifted to a larger office, which is just as accessible as the previous one
The Care for Carers project partners -- from the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Turkey and Austria -- met for the last time in Derry, Northern Ireland on 23rd May to conclude the two-year project and to give their final thoughts on it.
Palliative care has been proven to provide many benefits to the patient. Patients exposed to palliative care tend to experience a higher overall quality of life, better mood, greater autonomy and less stress.
HE Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, the Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization, met with Swedish Care International as part of his visit to Sweden to learn more about the methods used by SCI in exporting knowledge and know-how in dementia and elderly care internationally.
Through Queen Silvia Nursing Award Network, we aim to create even more value for nursing students and strengthen the bond between our different QSNA countries.
Dementia Forum X Japan welcomed many high-level guests in the dementia care field and celebrated 150 years of diplomatic relations with Sweden and Japan. We were also very honoured to have Her Majesty (HM) Queen Silvia of Sweden to be present at the meeting.
On April 19, 2018, three nursing students were presented with the Queen Silvia Nursing Award during a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For five consecutive years, this scholarship has been presented to nursing students who have contributed winning ideas to improve the care of elderly and people with dementia.
For the first time this year, SALSS will be hosting two separate events--SALSS Goes to Washington and SALSS 2018 ALL ABOUT BRAINS--in Washington, D.C. and Stockholm respectively.
The anniversary year is commemorated, among other things, by granting a scholarship to a registered nurse for training to become a Silvia Nurse®. On 22nd March 2018, the board of directors of the association chose Ms Gerd Viklund, RN as the deserving fellow and recipient of this scholarship opportunity.