The Queen with Wilhelmina Hoffman from Silviahemmet and Kaj Blennow, recipient of Silviahemmet's Research and Education Scholarship. Photo: Yanan Li/Silviahemmet
On Wednesday 21 March, The Queen attended Silviahemmet's Inspiration Day in Stockholm.
Wilhelmina Hoffman, Operational Manager of Silviahemmet, was the moderator for the day, which was devoted to raising awareness about people suffering from dementia. The Inspiration Day is intended for those who come into contact with dementia sufferers in their daily work, and aims to provide inspiration and help forge new contacts. During the day The Queen also presented a number of awards, including Silviahemmet's Research and Education Scholarship, which this year was awarded to Professor Kaj Blennow from the Neurochemistry Laboratory at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital's Institute of Clinical Neuroscience in Gothenburg. Programme items included: Educationalist Mirjam Brocknäs: "Art as a pedagogical method" Researcher Lars Sonde: "Coercion and protection in dementia care" Specialist Barry Karlsson: "Retardation and dementia diseases" Professor Kaj Blennow: "The latest findings within dementia research"