Remodem - support for people with dementia in rural

Published: 13 December 2012

Norrbotten County Council, together with partners in Sweden, Scotland, Faroe Islands, Norway and Greenland was granted almost SEK 9.5 million from the EU;s Northern Pheriphery Program for a project to develop support for people with dementia in rural areas.

The project will run for two years and coordinated with an ongoing commitment to introduce national dementia care guidelines in Norrbotten.

Remodem is a development project to develop support in rural areas to people with dementia and their families. The owner of the project is Norrbotten County Council and carried out in collaboration with the Association of Norrbotten and businesses in Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Greenland. It is a sub-project of introduction of dementia care guidelines in Norrbotten.

The idea is that within the organization and structure of health care developed in the process of facing dementia care guidelines, a special custom tool box developed to support people with dementia and their families in rural areas. The toolbox will be developed based on the best available knowledge and based methods and tools that are tried and tested.

Among the tools to be technical solutions facilitating support and remote communication with different groups of staff, family and friends. There should also be tools that facilitate the daily life of the person with demens.Projketet started in October 2012 and end in August 2014, and is implemented in a few selected areas in Norrbotten. During the project the toolbox developed, methods of working with tools, tested and evaluated, and the results disseminated to all businesses in Norrbotten in any way supporting people with dementia and their families living in rural areas.

The project is conducted within the framework of the County Council's research and development section with project manager Stefan Sävenstedt.