Material for Memory interpreters:
Cultural Sensitivity in Memory Work: Experiences from Finland
This guide discusses the theories and action models behind ETNIMU-project, and reflects upon them in the light of ETNIMU’s aims, procedures and results. It seeks to support, among others, the work of social and health care professionals and anyone who may be working with ethnic minority elderly and the topic of memory. This guide represents the core observations of ETNIMU-project.
The personal experience of the Finnish Russian speaker on the informal care for the relative. Video
In the video a Russian-speaking woman, who is also the informal carer for her mother with dementia, tells about her experiences in Finland. ETNIMU project 2015-2017. You can watch this interview on the ETNIMU YouTube channel.
Exercises to Activate the Brain 1
The exercise booklet contains 22 coordination and concentration activities that seek to improve brain health, by working both the brain and different muscle groups together. The exercises begin easy, but gain more difficulty as you progress. The difficulty level can be increased by directing the movements towards different directions, or by including different body parts to the movements, e.g. by combining arms with leg movements.
Exercises can be conducted sitting down or standing up.
Exercises to Activate the Brain 2
The exercise booklet contains 26 solving puzzles that activate the brain. The exercises suit well to leading groups and they can be used to lead discussions about different topics, work out word puzzles, or do activities by hands (e.g. colouring), or simply to add new types of activities to the group.
Improving Brain Health!
The guide covers the essential topics about memory in a clear and easy-to-understand way. The guide is based on the course meetings that were designed and delivered
through ETNIMU-project in 2015 and 2016.
The set of the three guides constitutes a tool that can be used by group leaders to direct activities about brain health. The guide and the exercise booklets are targeted primarily at people who are leading groups of ethnic minority elderly, but they can be used to direct all kinds of groups with an interest in improving brain health. The guides have been designed to minimize culture-bound contents.
Exercises to Activate the Brain 1 and 2, and Improving Brain Health!
They have been designed to be used as a set that forms a well-rounded package of easy-to-understand theory and contains motoric and cognitive exercises.
The set of the three guides can also be used to lead activities with groups of elderly people of different ethnic backgrounds, since the materials have produced so that they include as little culture-bound information as possible.