Dementia is one of the greatest challenges for social and healthcare systems worldwide.
In Switzerland, an estimated 130,000 people live with some form of dementia. Therefore, in 2016, the pilot project AMNESIA Zug was launched in canton Zug as a contact and counselling centre for anyone caring for people with dementia. AMNESIA Zug offers uncomplicated access to qualified counselling, information and coordination for all questions related to dementia.
For personal reasons, the Larsson-Rosenquist Family felt very strongly about this issue. Therefore, the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation took over financing of the pilot project in 2016 and actively co-developed it.
The project received very positive feedback and was, as planned, transferred after five years to the canton’s standard healthcare system.
On 1 January 2021, AMNESIA Zug was integrated into the psychiatric institution Triaplus AG in Zug. The 11 communities of canton Zug will jointly assume its financing in the future. This secures the path from a project to a permanent care service for the canton’s population.
For FLRF, the project is now complete. FLRF will publish a handbook in mid-2021 that describes the project in detail. It is intended to support other institutions and cantons in setting up a similar programme.
Meanwhile, we invite you to learn more about the project and care service from these videos (both in German):
Interviews on the history and work of the unique pilot
Information and a presentation by Dr. Irene Bopp - "What is necessary and what is possible in outpatient care for people with dementia"