Egbert Lachaert and Githa Praet lay the first stone of the new department for young dementia
In October 2020 we officially started our department for people with young dementia
in care center Lemberge. Initial started we with the operation of six place. Since
January 2021 we are extensive nasty the 12 recognized housing units.
The residents with young-onset dementia stay in the Reed Pond department. The focus of the department
is based on community work. Ounder the guidance of an occupational therapist and a remedial educationalist
gives eand team of nurses and healthcare professionals provide appropriate care andthey
residents. Habits, hobbies and interests of people with young-onset dementia
integrated into our operation. But we also notice that a stay sometimes
is postponed because the ward for persons with young dementia is not separated from
the ward for elderly people with dementia. The residents currently live with
young dementia together with older care recipients. As a result, the specific effect
not to its fullest. Nevertheless, there have been many beautiful moments
among all residents.
With the new building we provide a separate day and night area. The residents sleep in the old building and during the day they spend their time in a large separate
living space in the new building. A kitchen, an additional meeting room and a flat are also provided. This flat is intended for carers. This way they have the opportunity to
to stay with their partner in case of any difficulties or to be able to spend a weekend with their partner.
In Belgium this concerns 3,000 people and in Flanders 1,800 people are struggling with young-onset dementia. “There was no adapted care for this group and they often ended up in ordinary rest homes between people who are twice as old and where they received no specific care,” says Egbert Lachaert. That is why the Zorgband is building a separate department. It is estimated at 875,000 euros, including furnishings.
In front of this one newe department we choose a new name what for the time being another farrass
We speak of young dementia when the diagnose before the age of 65 has been asked. It
disease process of early-onset dementia puts everyone involved to the test. Custom help and support for young people with dementia and their immediate environment is
Zorgband Leie en Schelde operates five residential care centers, various local service centres, day care centers and assisted living flats in the outskirts of Ghent. The organization has a lot
home care services, which are active with vulnerable target groups in Laarne, Destelbergen, Merelbeke and Nazareth. Previously, these services were managed by OCMW and the
Province of East Flanders operated.