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About Silviahemmet

Welcome to Stiftelsen Silviahemmet!

Silviahemmet is a non profit foundation devoted to improving the quality of life for persons affected by dementia and their families. The foundation was inaugurated by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden on Valentines Day in 1996. The Silviahemmet care philosophy aims at highest quality of life for the person affected by dementia and the family. The cornerstones in the philosophy, outgoing from palliative care philosophy are; personcentered care/symtomcontrol, familysupport, teamwork, communication and relation.

Silviahemmet also runs a daycare center at Drottningholm (Stockholm, Sweden), for elderly as well as young persons affected by dementia. The foundation continues to educate assistant nurses and nurses in cooperation with Sophiahemmet University. This year there are 580 assistant nurses who have received the title Silvia Sister and 206 nurses with the title Silvia Nurse. In cooperation with the Karolinska Institutet the international and swedish Master Course in Dementia Care for Physicians have 25 students this year. The first six Silvia Doctors received their title from H.M. Queen Silvia in 2015.

On the 17th of May 2016, six new Silvia Doctors received their titel. The solemn Diploma Ceremony took place at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, when Silviahemmet celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

Silvia Doctors 2016. Photo: Yanan Li, Silviahemmet

Professor Lars-Olof Wahlund, Karolinska Institutet, Mr Claes Dinkelspiel, Co-founder and Board Member Silviahemmet, Dr. Wilhelmina Hoffman, Headmaster and CEO Silviahemmet, Dr. Lars Gatebeck, Board Member Silviahemmet, Silvia Doctor Ursula Sottong (Germany), Vice-Chancellor Karin Dahlman-Wright, Karolinska Institutet, H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, Silvia Doctor Junichiro Toya (Japan), Silvia Doctor Anette Ekström (Sweden), Silvia Doctor Stylianos Orphanides (Sweden), Silvia Doctor Björn Lennhed (Sweden) and Silvia Doctor Jean-Claude Leners (Luxembourg). Photo: Yanan Li, Silviahemmet

Erling Perssonsalen, Aula Medica Photo: Yanan Li, Silviahemmet

Erling Perssonsalen, Aula Medica
Photo: Yanan Li, Silviahemmet

Next year the first Silvia Occupational therapists and Silvia Physiotherapists will be decorated. Read more about Karolinska Institutet’s Master’s Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists

Photo: Yanan Li, Silviahemmet

Photo: Yanan Li, Silviahemmet

Silviahemmet also provides non academic education programs, for example education for familycarers as well as other professionals in the health care and social care sector. The foundation certifies the education level for nursinghome units as well as hospital wards. Today 38 units are certified by Silviahemmet and more units are in process.

Silviahemmet has also co-founded the Swedish Dementia Center,, the national competence center for dementia.

Since 2006 the foundation provides educations to other countries by Swedish Care International (SCI). Education programs from Silviahemmet are available in Japan, Germany, China, the Netherlands and in Great Britain. Swedish Care International,, also arranges studyvisits at Silviahemmet Daycare Center at Drottningholm.

Welcome to contact Swedish Care International – SCI for further information regarding Stiftelsen Silviahemmet

e-mail or by telephone +46 8 408 102 89  or +46 702 288 200

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