Amici di Casa Insieme's commitment in
offering assistance, within "Fondo
Alzheimer 360°", focuses on interventions in support of people with Alzheimer's
and their families, on Valle del Savio's area, that is to say a large portion
of territory including Mercato Saraceno, Sarsina, Bagno di Romagna and other
These interventions consist of some
already-existing projects to be carried on over time, among them Mercato
Saraceno's Alzheimer's Caffé, Sarsina's Convivium, Sarsina's and Mercato
Saraceno's "Laboratori RiattivaMente" project and, since June
2017, new Bagno di Romagna's Alzheimer's Café.
The idea that lies behind the whole
initiative aims at realising, on Valle del Savio's territory, of a
welcoming and "dementia-friendly" community, in order to better the lives of people with dementia and provide their families and attendants with a
proper support, by creating contexts intended to defeat discomfort, exclusion
and social emargination.
Bagno di Romagna's Alzheimer's Caffé
opening, on Valle del Savio's territory, represents 2017's most significant
action, since the area did not present other services dedicated to the
disease, so far. Inspired by the experience gained by Caffè Dolcini, which has
been operating in Mercato Saraceno for several years, the new Café has been built in
San Piero in Bagno, inside Centro Auser spaces, thanks to the collaboration
with some local companies and institutions. The new Café represents a place of
encounter for the elderly - both healthy or in a delicate condition - and, above all, for people with memories difficulties or with dementia and for their families and attendants. In there, some activities to keep
minds active are proposed and, thus, it is possible to join each other's
company by experimenting moments of sociability, amusement and wellness.
The project is also intended to offer those
taking care of people with dementia the chance of sharing daily efforts and
information and confront and support each other, in order to achieve and
mantain a high quality of life, despite the disease. The new Café realisation
considers the presence of some ageing and dementia specialists, in addition to
volunteers educated on Alzheimer's.