Article about Hungarian Alzheimer Cafés and Alzheimer related events in the Alzheimer Europe Newsletter
"27 September: Two new Alzheimer Cafés open in Hungary during World Alzheimer’s Month
The Social Cluster Association of Hungary is proud to announce, that in September two new Alzheimer Cafés have started in Hungary, one is at the biggest and most frequented district of Budapest, the XI. District, and the second is in one of the most significant cities of West-Hungary, Székesfehérvár.
On 8 September, under the umbrella of World Alzheimer's Month a major event took place in the XV District of Budapest, aimed at bringing attention to initiatives that can not only provide help and support for the people living with Alzheimer and the people taking care of them, but future solutions for society as well. Among the many participants were Dr. Miklós Menyhárt practitioner and Tamás Tatai, the originator and manager of the project „Dementia friendly Mosonmagyaróvár”. The Social Cluster of Hungary was represented by the association’s vice president, Dr. Győző Pék, and the secretary-general, Dr. Norbert Vajda. The event attracted huge interest, and gave the opportunity to address many important topics and questions related to Alzheimer and dementia.On 23 September, a comprehensive health screening programme for dementia (part of the INDA project) took place at Nagykovácsi where well-prepared professionals had a talk about dementia and its effect on society with the interested and voluntary audience, and had them fill out a Mini Cognitive Test for the purpose of bringing attention to the importance of screening. Aside from the participants, press and media were also present to maximise the opportunity to raise awareness."