Saint Petersburg: help for Holocaust survivors with Alzheimer’s disease
Since 2012, the Hesed Avraham Health Care Center in Saint Petersburg, Russia has offered specific support for victims of Nazism with neurodegenerative conditions.
In 2015, nearly 200 Holocaust survivors with Alzheimer’s disease received assistance adapted to their needs, from diagnosis to outpatient therapy.
The center’s professionals and volunteers, who also make home visits, are working to improve their quality of life. They provide the neediest patients with food and medicine and offer their families psychological support.
More broadly, the Hesed Avraham Center offers needy members of Saint Petersburg’s Jewish community medical, social and psychological help.
The OSE offers the center its expertise in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has backed the program since its creation.