MELABEV prides itself on being ‘on the cutting edge’ of knowledge and interventions for healthy aging as well as treatment and services for the elderly especially individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. Our involvement in research related to healthy aging and management of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, enhances our ability to maintain high professional standards and assure best practices in our services to the community, day centers and home care clients.
The Research and Evaluation Unit of MELABEV was established with the objective to develop model programs which have relevance to the field as a whole. This is especially important since Melabev provides continuing education opportunities in this field. The department is engaged in research which is conducted by professionals within the organization, and in cooperation with academic institutions in Israel, EU and Internationally. Research results are presented at national and international conventions and published in local and peer reviewed international professional journals.
Collaborations on EU funded research
Melabev has been approached to be a partner in consortium in EU funded research in numerous studies such as for the FP7 health call as well as the AAL5 on ambient living. As an SME that provides services for people with dementia and their families from diagnosis to hospice care, Melabev is interested in participating in research projects in the areas of health, prevention, aging, Alzheimer’s care, prevention, ICT technology etc.
Melabev’s own Savion computer program for cognitive stimulation of Alzheimer’s patients is an innovative technology that is being used in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and is being tested in Greek. It is being used in day care centers, nursing homes and private homes around the world.