DESK REVIEWS | 05.08.07. Availability of social opportunities as well as accessible information on leisure and social activities

DESK REVIEW | 05.08.07. Availability of social opportunities as well as accessible information on leisure and social activities

In Brazil, the FEBRAz associations organise social events for people living with dementia during the month of September. Throughout the rest of the year, the supporting events are targeted at carers of people living with dementia (FEBRAZ, 2019). Moreover, municipalities develop initiatives and places where older people can participate in social activities.

References:

FEBRAZ. (2019). Instituto Não Me Esqueças. Http://Www.Naomeesquecas.Com.Br/. http://www.naomeesquecas.com.br/conteudo/

 

In 2015, the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahja Purnama, invested in developing capacity for dementia including accessibility initiatives. He was awarded by Alzheimer’s Disease International for his efforts on investing into the programmes. Some of Purnama’s initiatives included the construction of taman lansia (a garden for the older people) and a villa for older people in Ciangir, Tangerang (Bogiarto & Martiyanti, 2015). He declared Jakarta to become a dementia-friendly city (Florentin, 2015). However, he has since lost his political power and was imprisoned (Mazrieva, 2019). It remains to be seen whether the successors will prioritise dementia.

References:

Bogiarto, W., & Martiyanti, E. (2015). DKI Terima Penghargaan Ramah Demensia dan Lansia.

Florentin, V. (2015). Ahok Declares Jakarta as Age and Dementia Friendly City.

Mazrieva, E. (2019). ‘Ahok’ Case Highlights Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law.

The Self-Help Associations Bill 2015 provides a framework for the registration, operation and regulation of self-help associations at the county level of government. This allows people regardless of age to participate in economic activities within the counties and in turn, to improve their economic welfare. However, there are no planned activities specific to old age (Republic of Kenya, 2015).

References:

Republic of Kenya. (2015). The Self-Help Associations Bill 2015. Kenya Gazette Supplement No.21 (Senate Bills No.2), 27 February, Nairobi, Kenya. 5–35. http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2015/SelfHelpAssociationsBill_2015.pdf