“Dementia care and training for quality of life”
The Silviahemmet Foundation was founded by HM Queen Silvia on Valentine’s Day during 1996. The training of Silvia nurses and training certification of entire units is combined with broad-based training in practical dementia care for the various categories of staff involved in providing care. The Silviahemmet endeavors to make an active contribution to the development of good care provision for people with dementia and their relatives.
Sophiahemmet University College operates in conjunction with the Silviahemmet Foundation to provide a unique university education in dementia for nurses and staff nurses.
The training has a clear focus on care and is based on the philosophy of palliative care, which is concerned with controlling symptoms, establishing communication and relationships, teamwork and providing support for relatives. The close cooperation between the Sophiahemmet University College and the Silviahemmet Foundation is a fruitful collaboration for this unique training concept and the common goal is to contribute to the development of future dementia care.
Karolinska Institutet, a world-leading medical university and the home of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, offers executive educations in dementia care for physicians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. The courses present the latest research in the field of dementia, focusing on diagnosis, disease mechanisms, palliative medicine and treatment.
The Swedish Dementia Centre (SDC) is a non-profit organisation, established in February 2008. The task of creating a national centre for excellence in dementia care was given to two foundations: Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center by the Swedish government and was commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare. SDC became a foundation of its own the 1st of January 2013.
National Education Partners
Beijing Huijia Institute of HHiP (Human-Centered &Health-Focused information Power) is briefly referred to as Beijing Huijia Institute of HHiP or BHI. It was directly registered in Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs (MCA) Bureau in September 2016 as a non-enterprise independent legal person with the nature of non-state-own in science and technology category. For its direct registration in the MCA bureau, it is a legally independent identity enjoying more freedom/flexibility of exploring new research & service areas/items crossing sectors than many other Chinese institutes which must be under the administrative management of a fixed single governmental department. This is new exercise in China and BHI belongs to a new type of institutions filled with both Chinese characteristics and new flavors of the information era. It has now completed its start-up stage and begun to get into a growing stage.
BHI is focusing on the service demand of family health & development from the perspective of HHiP, which is short for human-centered & health-focused information power. All work of BHI is focused on family health, with special attention to the problems frequently occurred, such as absence of services, lack of effective information, poor information quality & safety guarantees, and the resulted dis-satisfaction problems of service receivers, in the joint parts among family health management and medical service, as well as old-age care and pre-school education.
JSCI has operated in Japan since 2005 in conjunction with SCI, Swedish Care International. The operation trains instructors within Japanese dementia care and so far has trained around 30,000 people in dementia and elderly care issues in Japan.
St. Anna Stift operates day care centers, a nursing home for people with dementia as well as in-patient and respite care in Germany. It also provides elderly and dementia care for professional and family caregivers.
Epoch Elder Care was founded by Kabir Chadha in 2011 to meet the growing need for elderly care and services in India. Originally a Home Care provider with a special focus on companion care, psychological support & home management, Epoch offered services in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Pune to over 300 seniors. In 2014, we decided to change our model and thus Epoch Assisted Living came to life. In a short span of time, Epoch has grown to be an industry leader in both elder and dementia care and a brand that is trusted by families for the care of their loved one.
SBA – Sociedade Beneficente Alemã is a highly specialized elderly and dementia care organization in Sao Paulo, Brazil which offers integral care with attention to the quality of life, health, comfort, personal integrity and security. SBA is our first education partner in the Americas that has been Silviahemmet-certified.
Queen Silvia Nursing Award
Medicover is a leading international healthcare and diagnostic services provider. Established in 1995 in response to the growing demand for high-quality healthcare services in Poland, Medicover subsequently expanded to other countries fulfilling similar needs.
Folkhälsan is a non-governmental organization based in Finland. It is active in advocating social welfare and health care for the Swedish speakers of Finland. The organization carries out scientific research and informs and counsels in order to promote health and good quality of life.
Essity AB is a global hygiene and health company, with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The products portfolio contains one-use products such as tissue paper, baby diapers, feminine care, incontinence products, compression therapy, orthopedics and wound care.
Hugo and Maria Winberg’s Stiftelse – a foundation that was founded in 1956 by the Winberg family in Espoo. We offer home, service and care in Swedish language for older people in Finland. Today, we maintain a senior home and a nursing home in Espoo and are currently building another senior home. We are based on respect, professionalism and sustainability. Our way of working is client-centered and we protect the person as a whole, i.e. body, soul and spirit
Vironova is a Swedish biotechnology company providing comprehensive hardware, software, and services for the analysis of nanoparticles. We specialize in electron microscopy, with a 10-year track record of services to the pharmaceutical industry.
The association Föreningen Konstsamfundet r.f. was founded in 1940 by Mr. Amos Anderson, businessman and cultural patron. In his will, the association Konstsamfundet was regarded as his only legatee. Konstsamfundet’s main purposes are to support arts and different fields of culture for the Swedish speaking Finns in our society. Supporting vocational education and training, as well as the teaching of applied sciences, is likewise one of the main tasks.
Attendo is a large private provide of elderly care and social care services in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Attendo provides the care the person needs in a way person wants in any Northern country.
Vårdförbundet is a professional association that safeguards the members’ union interests and the development of the professions. We support over 114,000 legitimate midwives, biomedical analysts, X-ray nurses and nurses as well as students in their respective education.
Dementia Forum X
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization. Each member is the Alzheimer association in their country who support people with dementia and their families. ADI’s vision is prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow.
ADI believes that the key to winning the fight against dementia lies in a unique combination of Global Solutions and local knowledge. As such, it works locally, by empowering Alzheimer associations to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their carers, while working globally to focus attention on dementia. Our board is composed of people from around the world, and our staff team is based in London.
BioArctic’s mission is to improve quality of life for patients with diseases in the Central Nervous System.
BioArctic is a Swedish research intensive biopharma company aimed at developing new treatments that address the causes of diseases that affect the Central Nervous System. These types of treatments are commonly referred to as “disease modifiers”. They affect the underlying disease pathology and can hopefully stop or significantly delay disease progression. This is a large paradigm shift from today’s symptom-oriented therapies.
BioArctic’s proprietary technology platform, dedicated personnel, collaborations with leading academic research groups and the global pharma industry have made it possible to develop innovative treatments based on antibodies (immunotherapy) for neurodegenerative diseases and a potential treatment for complete Spinal Cord Injuries.
Our main research areas are Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease where there are large unmet medical needs. Today there are no treatments that can stop or slow down the progression of these diseases. We are also developing a potential treatment for patients affected by complete Spinal Cord Injury and for whom no treatment is currently available.
BoKlok is an accommodation concept developed by Skanska and IKEA. BoKlok develops and builds sustainable housing with good design, function and quality, at a low price. BoKlok builds about 1,000 homes per year and have so far built more than 8,000 homes. BoKlok is responsible for the entire value chain, from product development, project development and production in a factory to the construction, sales and customer relations after occupancy. BoKlok has over 300 employees in Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Home Instead began in 1994 by serving a handful of families in Omaha, Nebraska. Since those early years, their network has grown to over 1,000 franchises that provide in-home senior care from Topeka to Tokyo. And even though Home Instead leads the world in home care services, Home Instead retains its traditional Midwestern values and always operate from the heart.
Otsuka is a medical device and pharmaceutical company that develops innovative products within the therapeutic fields of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and central nervous system disorders. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan, and one of 21 largest globally. Otsuka has been operational in the Nordic and Baltic regions as of 2001. The aims of the organisation in Europe are to be the leading concern within their specialist areas, and to be known for their creative attitude and unique, personal customer service.
Öhman is a family owned business that knows the importance of progress. Since 1906 they have continuously explored new possibilities within investments. Constantly focusing on being one step ahead whilst never compromising with quality and control. Always acting on the international arena yet always remaining in close contact with their clients. This philosophy has given Öhman a large network of successful clients that rely on their competence. Today they are entrusted with managing 80 Billion Swedish kronor and offer a wide variety of financial services. Within the Öhman group there are also a number of associated companies. One of these companies is Nordnet, which is one of the leading internet banks in the Nordic region.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
Arjo is a global supplier of medical devices, services and solutions that improve quality of life for people with reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. Arjo creates value by improving clinical outcomes for patients and enabling a better work environment for healthcare professionals. The company contributes to a sustainable healthcare system – always with people in mind. Main customers are private and public institutions within acute care and long-term care. Arjo’s offering includes products and solutions for patient handling, hygiene, disinfection, medical beds, therapeutic surfaces, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention and diagnostics. It also provides services such as training in connection with product sales. Arjo has nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and the head office is located in Malmö, Sweden.
The main task of Johanniterorden is to help and support people in Sweden and abroad who are in spiritual or corporeal distress. This is accomplished through direct aid to individuals or through support of organisations or through the funding of research projects.
The Swedish Alzheimer’s foundation (Alzheimerfonden) is a charitable fundraising organization. Alzheimerfonden’s primary mission is to support research contributing to ending Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia diseases. Therefore, Alzheimerfonden collects and distributes the money to the most promising research projects. They also provide some support to projects that can make it easier for patients and families living with the disease, while researching for cures in progress.
Millions of people around the world are affected by multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Many people also suffer from less common diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). At Biogen, there is a belief that no other disease area holds as much need or as much promise for medical breakthroughs as neuroscience. Biogen engages with physicians and scientific leaders around the world with the aim to further medical research. The focus on neuroscience, a deep scientific expertise and an unyielding courage to take risks makes Biogen leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society.
Arjo sells products and solutions in more than 100 countries, divided into three geographic areas: North America, Western Europe and Rest of the World. There are nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and the head office is located in Malmö, Sweden.
Dr. Åke Olsson Foundation supports hematology researchers at Karolinska Institutet who are at an important, but early stage of their career and are therefore ineligible for more traditional grants. The foundation strives to serve as an initiator for the development of new expertise in the field of hematology.