On September 29th, is Lilly Global Day of Service. Throughout this day Swedish Lilly employees volunteered at elderly care homes in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö and presented Swedish Care International’s smartphone application Memory Box. Memory Box is a communication tool for caregivers, family, and friends of people living with dementia. The application spurs social interaction through visual, written and musical inspiration from the 20th century. With it latest update, the app is now available in Swedish and Danish.

Today more than 46 million people in the world live with dementia. The condition greatly affects the lives of the people living with dementia as well as their caregivers and families.

– Lilly Global Day of Service is an incredible initiative that will help to spread knowledge about Memory Box, and improve interaction between caregivers, relatives and people with cognitive impairment, said Karin Lind-Mörnesten, CEO of Swedish Care International.

Memory Box is free of charge and available on App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). For more information about the application and the opportunity to download Memory Box go to: memoryboxapp.org

For more information about Memory Box please contact: Gustav Bramberg, Project Manager, Swedish Care International, telephone +4673-618 34 35

For more information on Lilly Global Day of Service please contact: Carin Landsmer, External Affairs Director, Eli Lilly, telephone +468-737 88 00

 About Swedish Care International

Swedish Care International are partly owned by the foundation Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and aims to spread knowledge through our elderly and dementia care educations and projects internationally. SCI has close partnership with the foundation Svenskt Demenscentrum, Sophiahemmet University and The Karolinska Institute – thus insuring the quality of our content.