In recent months, an online course aimed at professionals on teaching English through the use of songs as an innovative and engaging means of stimulating the cognitive functions of persons with MCI has been piloted in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Spain and Slovenia.
The e-course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and materials needed to implement English lessons with the use of the songs for people with MCI or other mild cognitive deficit.
The pilot of the E.L.So.M.C.I. e-course involved a total of 47 professionals working with older people, people with disabilities, people with mild cognitive impairment, MCI or mild dementia and reported positive results. The professionals also provided feedbacks and suggestions, on the basis of which the project partners will further refine the contents of the course, which will be available free of charge to all those interested, at:
Between January and February, each partner involved in the project will organise a closing event within its national context to promote the project, during which the main activities and results achieved since the start of the project to date will be presented to local Stakeholders and professionals in order to support the sustainability of the project. Experts in dementia, MCI and cognitive stimulation interventions will be invited as speakers.
These events are an interesting educational opportunity to keep up to date, get in touch with other professionals and learn about innovative projects in the field of dementia and cognitive disorders.
Finally, from 9 to 11 February 2023, at the 13th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and the 5th Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Disease in Thessaloniki (Greece), the E.L.So.M.C.I. consortium will present the project results to an international audience. It is also possible to follow the event online, for more information see the following link:
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