During the state awards ceremony of Saint Stephen Day at 20th of August, the work of Dr. Ágnes Egervári was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit in the Hungarian Parliament.
Dr. Ágnes Egervári as the president of the Social Cluster Association received the prestigious award "for the development of social services systems, especially for increasing of life quality and well being among the elderly and people with dementia and their families". (Hungarian Official Gazette 143, 2019)
Congratulations for the award and wish a successful continuation of her work!
Photo by: the Prime Minister's Office
Good practices of dementia care in Hungary
Common characteristics of the chosen good practices are: that they can be realized with relatively small investment and can be well adopted to various conditions.
The following practices have various layers and foci, involving complex methods and practices.
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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."