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Public event for the presentation of EducAGE results

A public event took place yesterday, at the facilities of the Centro de Dia da Comissão de Melhoramentos de Casal de Cinza, to present and disseminate the results of the EducAGE project. 

The EducAGE project – “Improving competences of older people caregivers towards Healthy Ageing through digital transformation” is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision and was developed with the aim of improving the skills of Informal Caregivers in the promotion of Healthy Ageing strategies, based on the digital transition of their training and their daily work. 

The session, particularly aimed at informal caregivers of the elderly, but open to the general population, was promoted by the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda (IPG), coordinator of the EducAGE project that also has the participation of MORE Colab (Portugal), Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón – CCMIJU (Spain), Semmelweis Egyetem (Hungary) and Univerzita Karlova and Univerzita Hradec Králové (Czech Republic). 

The initiative was guided by 4 members of the IPG team and had the participation of about 20 people, to whom the objectives of the project and its main results were initially presented, which are based on three general lines: i) counteract the decline of the intrinsic and functional capacities of the elderly; (ii) management of geriatric syndromes and other health problems; (iii) interventions to support care delivery and prevent caregiver burden. The session was then focused on one of the results, the hybrid course, through the practical demonstration of the course enrollment and its operation, as well as the various materials available. 

The event was enriched by the dialogue and clarification of doubts between the stakeholders through the application of practical solutions addressed and made available in the results of the project (Digital White Paper, hybrid course and m-learning application). Themes such as dementia, the prevention of malnutrition or the improvement of functional capacity through physical activity were emphasized, among others, with the aim of reinforcing the role of caregivers as promoters of healthy aging and motivating them to adopt strategies that are beneficial to themselves and the elderly people they care for. 

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