The Queen at the opening of the daycare facility. Photo: Wolf Lux Photography
On Friday 16 March, The Queen opened a day centre for people with dementia in the western German city of Bottrop.
The daycare facility is for people at an early stage of dementia and their relatives, and is run in accordance with the Silviahemmet philosophy for dementia care. The Queen, together with Professor Barbro Beck-Friis and Silviahemmet's Operational Manager Wilhelmina Hoffman, was met by Chairman Karl Prinz zu Löwenstein who, after the opening ceremony, gave a tour of the premises. The Queen then had the opportunity to meet employees and visitors at the daycare facility.
About daycare at Silviahemmet
Daycare at Silviahemmet is provided for people of all ages with dementia, and is run by the Silvia Sisters. Silviahemmet staff are highly trained, and have many years of experience in the field. Daycare activities provide important stimulation and something to do for people with dementia, as well as respite for relatives. Find out more at Silviahemmet's website.