FAGAL reactivates the in-person program of Red Paraugas, aimed at caregivers of people with neurodegenerative dementia
This program, financed by the Fundación Barrié, seeks to work in the care of caregiving families in localities without specific resources in the matter of dementia
The Galician Alzheimer Federation resumed this June the face-to-face activity of the Red Paraugas program, which had been suspended due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19.
During the time the confinement lasted, the associations continued to monitor the users through telephone calls and the use of telematic tools, suspending group meetings. However, the demands of caregivers and the authorization to be able to stay in a group in open spaces while maintaining the recommended social distance led some groups to begin to reactivate.
The attrition of the families of people with neurodegenerative dementia during the time of confinement was very high, requiring more and more personal help and guidelines for the care of sick people who, in the absence of stimulation and professional care, also showed a worsening of your situation.
The current edition of the Red Paraugas Program, funded by the Barrié Foundation, seeks to work in the care of caregiving families in localities without specific resources in the matter of dementia. This initiative consists of two parts:
- The first of them focuses on the analysis of the needs of each group based on the evaluation, advice and information, seeking to discover the knowledge of the participants in matters of self-care, social resources or stimulation at home, among others. This phase, which was group in nature, consisted of six hours, with two for each specialty: psychology, social work and occupational therapy.
- The second phase focused on a monthly monitoring of the group of caregivers to resolve doubts, encourage debate and seek appropriate solutions depending on the experiences and situation of each participant.