Maida’s headquarters for the “Caffè Alzheimer” project. The Council, chaired by Mayor Paone, accepts the proposal

Maida’s headquarters for the “Caffè Alzheimer” project. The board, led by Mayor Paone, welcomes the proposal from the Voluntary Association for Neurogenetic Research

MAIDA, 12 APRIL – The Maida City Council, chaired by Mayor Salvatore Paone, has approved the proposal from the Lamezia Terme Voluntary Association for Neurogenetic Research (ARN), regarding the implementation of the project in the “Alzheimer coffee” municipal area. “The board also accepted request to approve and sign the associated memorandum of understanding and to make suitable premises available to the Volunteer Association for search within municipal properties.

The minutes follow a dialogue previously initiated by the representatives of the neurogenetic association Teresa Dattilo and Antonio Laganà, by Mayor Paone and by the representatives of the association Auser di Maida, initiators of the meeting, led by President Rita Cervadoro.

“The Calabria region intends to implement measures for the prevention, proximity and support of families with relatives affected by Alzheimer’s in cooperation with the third sector – explains Mayor Paone – I am pleased to confirm the municipal administration’s attention to a part of the population who need more and more attention from local institutions.In particular, it is about activating or strengthening the network of local services aimed at people with neurodegenerative etiopathogenesis, cognitive impairment and dementia syndrome (Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia), to alleviate the families’ burdensome care burden. also the creation of day centers for the disabled specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and strengthening of existing day centers, Maida municipality therefore also wants to create “Cafè Alzheimer” for people with dementia and their caregivers to offer opportunities for relief and social integration n “.

To the social territorial area with the municipality Lamezia Terme Capo area, of which the municipality of Maida is a part, the Calabria region has provided indications and timelines aimed at implementing the current efforts, in order to strengthen the territorial services aimed at people with neurodegenerative and / or dementia diseases. The municipality of Lamezia Terme, Head of the Territorial Area, has published a public announcement on 28/02/2022 for the presentation of requests for expressions of interest for the financing of prevention, proximity and support projects for families with relatives affected by Alzheimer’s. preliminary deadline 21 March 2022 for presentation of project proposals.

“Our administration intends with increasing determination to implement services for the elderly and non-self-sufficient people in the municipal area, to combat new forms of poverty and support the families’ welfare burden – explains the mayor – Alzheimer’s coffee represents opportunities through which social health districts can activate and improve activities such as managed by the private social sector and the third sector, with reference to the principle of subsidiarity promoted by the Italian Constitution (Article 118 of the Constitution), which promotes the development and management of activities close to citizenship.The Voluntary Association for Neurogenetic Research years of experience in the field of prevention, proximity and support for families with relatives suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia: the presented project proposal – concludes Mayor Paone – was evaluated by the Council which deserves approval and acceptance to try to create before arrangements to provide services of this type not only to the municipal area but to the whole district.

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