Queen Silvia told at Stiftelsen Silviahemmet's (Silvia Home Foundation) 20th anniversary celebration on 17th May about a new concept of accommodation for people affected by dementia, SilviaBo. SilviaBo is a concept for innovation in the future housing construction, an attractive, durable and suitable accommodation that allows for young and elderly people suffering from dementia, as long as possible to stay in their own homes, alone or together with his family and still have a functioning everyday.
Queen Silvia has been seen walking near the Drottningholm Palace, at a place the dementia home is planned to be build, with Wilhelmina Hoffman, the managing director of Silviahemmet.
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has met queen Silvia in the work of planning the new apartments.
- The Queen is very involved in the work, said Margareta Thorgren.
Silviahemmet out at Drottningholm offers day care for dementia patients.
Now the queen goes on with SilviaBo - six apartments for dementia patients being built by Skanska and Ikea project BoKlok.
- The Queen is looking forward to develop Silviahemmet and a number of apartments to be built next to the home, says Thorgren.
Already this spring, queen Silvia told about a home for demented people being built with Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, and they met in person in order to plan accommodation.
Last summer, they met again, this time on Öland.
Building of the apartments starts in December. In May next year they will be ready.
- The idea will then be evaluated to see if it is possible to develop. All those who suffer from dementia shall be able to search a home in SilviaBo and manage to stay there financially. The idea is that they should be financially able to stay there and get the best help if you suffer from dementia, says Margareta Thorgren.
Silvia samarbetar med Ikea på SilviaBo på Drottningholm _ Kungligt _ Expressen