On February 18th 2021, Alzheimer Bulgaria Association took part in the 12th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and 4th Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases, the purpose of which is to present state-of-the-art research on dementia diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
Angelina Kancheva, one of the volunteers of the association, presented the implementation of the e-LILY project in Bulgaria, made possible thanks to the tireless work of the executive secretary of Alzheimer Bulgaria Association Irina Ilieva. The e-LILY project aims to improve the e-health literacy of dementia carers by providing class sessions and an e-learning course in countries with a low rate of health-related internet use, namely Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, and Poland. One of e-LILY’s main priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic is to also educate health professionals, people over the age of 65, and the caregivers of those affected by dementia, on the benefits of using digital tools and the internet in health-related decision-making.
During the conference, Angelina Kancheva highlighted the need to transform the health and social care systems in Bulgaria, such that innovative digital technologies are developed, implemented, and disseminated across the country. All other e-LILY partners also presented their findings. Areti Efthymiou introduced the e-LILY program and the need to improve the digital literacy among carers of people with dementia, Joanna Menikou presented the piloting results of the blended training course in Cyprus, Nikoletta Geronikola talked about the use of new technologies supporting carers in Greece, and Beata Mintus discussed sustainability issues regarding the implementation of e-LILY in all partner countries.
Alzheimer Bulgaria Association is grateful to the organizers of the conference for their invitation, and looking forward to further promoting e-LILY in 2021.
To learn more about the e-LILY project, visit: https://alzheimer-bg.org/novini/e-lily/.