We are facing a demographic revolution. According to the World Report on Ageing and Health of the World Health Organization (2015), the ageing of the population is now faster than in previous years. In the year 2050 there are expected to be 2 billion older people, which represents 22% of the total world population. Changes in Europe's age structure and cultural differences have an impact on public health and on the health system, increasing inequalities.
of the total world population by 2050
The general objective of the ACTIVE 2 project is to develop training resources to support professionals who work with older people and family members who care for their elders in strengthening the Cognitive function and wellbeing of the elderly people in their lives.
The ACTIVE 2 project aims to provide non-professional caregivers, support workers and Health & Social care professionals with innovative training resources and approaches to strengthening the Multiple Intelligences of the elderly people in their care.
To face the challenges posed by the problems of aging, we propose to develop a program that trains the cognitive functions that have greater importance in maintaining the active mind, among which we highlight verbal strategies, the development and strengthening of emotional aspects to improve self-esteem, exercises that raise perceptual skills, numerical intelligence approached from different points of view, problem solving and decision-making, and thinking skills.
We intend to develop training courses that meet the diversity of the elderly and better inclusion with significant teaching and learning styles. As an innovative aspect, this training will complement with professional development workshops the certificates of professionalism of socio-health care for dependent people in social institutions and dependent people at home.
It will be developed from the perspective of the intervention and through daily activities by support staff and family members. Socio-health staff will train family members in strategies to improve cognitive development in dependent elderly people. The target group: the trainers of socio-health care staff for dependent people in social institutions and at home, educators, health professionals, socio-community intervention agents.
The consortium consists of organisations with extensive experience in adult training with a specific relation to Emotional Intelligence.
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