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Understanding Dementia and Quality Care Options for Seniors in Macedonia


Understanding Dementia and Quality Care Options for Seniors in Macedonia

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Dementia is a complex condition marked by a gradual decline in cognitive abilities, often accompanied by changes in behavior. This decline is rooted in the gradual deterioration of nerve cells and brain atrophy. Symptoms typically start with difficulties in cognitive functions and may progress to include changes in emotions, speech, mood, and more.

Statistics reveal that the risk of developing dementia, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, increases notably after the age of 65. Currently, there are approximately 20,000 individuals living with dementia in Macedonia, a number expected to double in the next decade. This underscores the urgent need for quality care tailored to the unique needs of those living with dementia.

Recognizing this need, Idila Terzieva has pioneered a specialized dementia center dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals with various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Our center is fully equipped with facilities adapted for dementia patients, ensuring their safety and comfort at all times.

Our team of specialized caregivers, licensed to work with dementia patients, provides round-the-clock medical care and assistance. Additionally, we offer a range of therapeutic activities, including occupational therapy, music therapy, artistic pursuits, physical exercises, and nature walks, designed to stimulate cognitive function and enhance overall well-being.

Central to our approach is prioritizing the safety and dignity of individuals with dementia, while also focusing on finding effective therapies to support their peaceful aging journey. We understand that providing top-tier service for dementia patients requires a skilled and compassionate team. That’s why we’ve partnered with the non-governmental organization Humanost to develop a rigorous caregiver training program, recognized and endorsed by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Macedonia.

Furthermore, our commitment to excellence extends beyond borders. Our team has undergone specialized training in dementia care in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, bringing back invaluable expertise to enhance our care practices. This international exchange of knowledge ensures that we remain at the forefront of dementia care, continuously improving our services to meet the evolving needs of our residents.

In our upcoming posts, we’ll delve deeper into recognizing the early signs of dementia and exploring preventive measures for individuals under the age of 65. Stay tuned to learn more about dementia care and how we’re working to support seniors in Macedonia on their aging journey.