The Queen attends the start of Silviahemmet's training

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Motiv: The Queen speaks with Rizgar Rashed, a new student who has worked for ten years at a residential home for the elderly in Blackeberg. Photo: Rickard L. Eriksson
On Monday 2 September, The Queen attended the start of the Silvia Sisters training. Sixty assistant nurses from all around Sweden started their two-year training.
The Queen welcomed everyone and spoke about the training. She then spoke with several of the new students. The Queen learnt about the students' own experiences of working with dementia care and nursing, and what they hoped to achieve in their training.

About Silviahemmet

The Silviahemmet Foundation was founded at the initiative of HM Queen Silvia on Valentine's Day 1996. Silviahemmet strives to play an active role in the development of quality care for dementia sufferers and their relatives.

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