Dementia: We help
More than 110.000 People in Austria suffer from Dementia. Volkshilfe supports patients and their relatives in their struggle against this “illness of forgetting”.
Day-care for people suffering from dementia
Dementia cannot be healed but the right activities combined with individual medication helps to slow down the illness progress.
Three Volkshilfe day-care centers in Linz, Steyr and Schwertberg therefore offer varied daily and annual activities. The day care visitors eat together, train their brains or take exercises. They do crafts, sing, celebrate and go on trips. For the day-care center Linz even rock climbing with their clients is on the agenda.
Help and advice for relatives and informal carers
Most of the dementia patients are in home care. Our day-care centers are not only a welcome change for the clients but also a great relief for relatives as well. In regions without a day-care centers, Volkshilfe offers dementia care groups for one weekday afternoon.