Corporation for Succor and Care of Elderly and Disabled-FRODIZO is a non-profit organization, established in the Patras area in 2009 with volunteers from the health and social care sector promoting rights and general support. elderly people, patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and their families. Frodizo is a member of the Hellenic Federation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and the Association of Social Entities "Solidarity Pillars-Kostis Stefanopoulos".
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM
Greece is one of the most aging countries in the world, with people over the age of 65 exceeding 2 million, a number expected to increase in the coming years. One of the most common illnesses in the elderly is dementia with particularly serious consequences for the individual and the family. According to the latest data, there are over 200,000 dementia patients in our country, with 2 caregivers each. 89% of people with dementia in the country remain and receive care at home.
WHY WE DO IT
The Benefit Union Frodizo in Patras, having studied the special needs of the elderly and how dementia leads to the social isolation of patients as well as to the economic and psychosomatic exhaustion of family members who have taken care of them has decided to take action. Using the knowledge and experience of our members in these areas and our deep conviction that these individuals can live with dignity and good quality of life on a daily basis together with their loved ones, we proceeded to design projects and programs for achieving this goal.