Melabev - Day Centers
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Melabev

Melabev - Day Centers

By Melabev

Quality of Life with Dignity and Self-Worth

Melabev has five day centers comprised of groups that are based on cognitive level. Each day hundreds of individuals participate in an array of social and therapeutic activities, These activities tap into a person’s interests, often sparking memories, eliciting joy and fostering dignity and...

Melabev has five day centers comprised of groups that are based on cognitive level. Each day hundreds of individuals participate in an array of social and therapeutic activities, These activities tap into a person’s interests, often sparking memories, eliciting joy and fostering dignity and feelings of competency and self-worth. The centers also provide much-needed respite and support to families, assisting them in keeping their loved ones at home and out of an institution for as long as possible.

Most recently, Melabev established Pe'ima, a group for those with Young Onset Dementia, who comprise nearly 10% of Israel’s dementia population. The Pe'ima group - which is the first of its kind in Israel - is designed for people in their 60’s, 50’s and even 40’s – many of whom are in the prime of their lives, with careers and children at home - whose needs, interests and abilities vary greatly from their older counterparts.

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About this charity:

Melabev

Jerusalem
#Elderly/Holocaust survivors #Healthcare and Illnesses

Melabev specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and raises public awareness of the needs of older adults and people with dementia. Melabev enables quality of life with dignity and increased self-worth for its participants, while providing respite and support for their loved...

Melabev specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and raises public awareness of the needs of older adults and people with dementia. Melabev enables quality of life with dignity and increased self-worth for its participants, while providing respite and support for their loved ones.

Melabev was founded in 1981 by Prof. Arnold Rosin, and Mrs. Leah Abramowitz, MSW, both of Shaarei Zedek Hospital's Geriatric Department. Through their work with geriatric patients, they found that when patients with dementia were being discharged there were virtually no services in the community for this population. So they opened the first day care program in Israel for people with Alzheimer's disease - providing a day of therapeutic activities for the participants and much-needed respite and support for their families.

In Israel, there are approximately 180,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease, and thousands more who have not been diagnosed. Of those with diagnoses, 10% are aged 65 and younger.

Melabev’s Programs & Services:

5 Day Centers - comprised of groups based on cognitive level. Social and therapeutic activities are provided as well as breakfast, a hot lunch and round-trip transportation.

Pe’ima Group - for people with Early Onset Dementia - aged 65 and younger.

At Home with Melabev - one-on-one professional therapeutic activities in the home.

Support Groups - for family members and caregivers.‬‬

Savion - a computer software program of mind stimulating exercises, developed by Melabev.

Moked 109 Telephone Reassurance Program - friendly check-in calls to older adults.

Caregiving Service - trained personal caregivers placed with older adults in the community.

Research Unit - studies conducted in collaboration with academic institutions in Israel and abroad.

Sharing the Knowledge - lectures, workshops and seminars, organized by request.

Merchav-Melabev Memory Clinics - memory assessments and treatment recommendations.

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