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1,000 Euro Prize

winner 50001
Year:
2007
Country / Region:
Vienna
Fields of action:
Health / Care
Age of the target group:
above 60 years = seniors
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser
Responsible person:
Dir. Michael Skarke
Website:
http://www.kwp.at

What is it about?

A special care model was used in the Rosenberg Nursing Home in Vienna, which is part of the Vienna Board of Senior Citizens’ Residences, to help people who are suffering from dementia. A touch screen computer called Colibri was developed to improve the care of people with dementia. The computer helped to compile biographical images and audio material for individual patients and was used to reactivate the memories of 32 mobile, dementia-affected and disoriented older people. The resulting emotional stability and the decrease in behavioural problems among patients revealed their satisfaction with the programme.

Appreciation of the Jury

The project has now come to an end. In 2007, it was awarded a prize of €1000 by the jury for its “very diligent and respectful approach”.