For over 6 years, we have run a unique project for people suffering from Alzheimer's and similar diseases. As part of this project, volunteers who have undergone special training come to the patients' homes and offer the patients and their families the tools for coping with the disease, using the Activities for Health Kit. The kit was developed by the Emda, a leading Israeli organization in the field of dementia; and it features a variety of activities, such as sensory stimulation, cognitive training, games, sparking memories, creativity, etc.
With the help of this kit, this treatment helps preserve the patients' abilities, improves their quality of life and brings interest and satisfaction to their daily lives, through individual work, by creating a pleasant atmosphere and providing individual attention.
In each session, the volunteer works with the patient in an enjoyable and meaningful way, while at the same time offering family members and caretakers information and teaching the them method - to ensure continuity of the treatment after the sessions are concluded. All this activity is accompanied and supervised by the project coordinator throughout the entire project.
MATAN has implemented the project at many local authorities in Israel, including the Haifa Municipality, the Holon Municipality, the Tel Aviv Municipality, etc.
For additional information, visit the EMDA website