Human average life expectancy has risen exponentially in the past, and it is expected to keep rising in the future. This demographic change is in full swing in Monheim am Rhein, too.
Many people continue to lead an active life even in their old age, and are involved in clubs and associations, initiatives and self-help groups. But as the number of elderly or very old people rises, so does the number of those who need assistance or care. The increasing number of people suffering from illnesses that cause dementia is a particularly big challenge: not only to the patients themselves suffer from the gradual loss of their mental capacity, so do their families and the people around them. Both the patients and their caregivers need support and information.
The "Netzwerk Demenz Monheim am Rhein" (Dementia Network) was founded in 2006, connecting members of the outpatient care sector, of advisory services, hospitals and care homes, self-help groups and welfare organizations with each other. The network has set itself the goal of informing about dementia and breaking down existing taboos.
People suffering from dementia require qualified assistance. Most dementia patients live at home, and many need round-the-clock care. Care-giving family members often urgently need support. To this end, training courses and other events are offered on a regular basis.
Department of Public Order and Social Issues
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