The Care Group combines various realities and skills with a single goal: to always put the Person at the center of every action!
It is the promoter of innovative initiatives that aim at well-being and are born from important national and international research studies.


A complete look at the most innovative Non Pharmacological Therapies applicable in structures.

The training proposals start from the need to respond to the multiple needs of people with fragility. The lengthening of life thanks to medicine has led to the progressive increase of the great elderly with chronic pluripathologies and has seen the increase of patients suffering from dementias and Alzheimer’s.
The care is still very delegated to the family where the presence of figures who can devote themselves entirely to the care of the elderly is decreasing.
Social and health structures are increasingly at the forefront of health and less at the social and welfare level, often have long waiting lists and with difficulties respond to the urgent times of
families and their need to delegate the care of a person with psycho-behavioral disorders resulting from dementia.
Traditional treatments aim at managing disorders through the use of drugs and physical restraints. The structures in the organization of environments still often follow an aseptic organization and hospital-type standards that does not take into account the difficulties of perception and communication of people suffering from dementia and disability.

Non Pharmacological Therapies are designed to create conditions of well-being in treatment, promote communication, the maintenance of the residual capacities and the management of the behavioural disorders putting to the center of the care the Person and modulating the environment and the activities according to its times and its needs. The company can choose the complete package according to the aspects to be implemented by choosing together the best solution for training, experimentation and follow-up.
Experimentation is being researched through the Observatory IER – Innovative Elder Research.

Depending on the numbers of Non Pharmaceutical Therapies of the personalized package.

Depending on the number of Non Pharmaceutical Therapies of the customized package and the number of Operators targeted.


Designed by Dr. Ivo Cilesi with the help of Doll Gully, recognized Medical Presidium N International. 1560853 by the Italian Ministry of Health.

The Doll Therapy is aimed at addressing different problems typical of patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s: mood disorders, Psycho-behavioral disorders and other situations connected to obvious relational difficulties with operators that make problematic the management of the host in the daily routine.
The intervention with the therapeutic dolls must be linked to a concrete improvement of the overall conditions of the host facilitating the various social and health care interventions.

At the beginning of the path are given design guidelines about the Doll Therapy to be activated at the facility. Periodic checks are to be expected with respect to the development of the project and the observable effects, both through moments of direct observation of the guests in the structure and through the collection of observations made by the operators. Suitable observation protocols will be activated. The operators will be previously sensitized and trained to such surveys that will follow, as much as possible, criteria of simple applicability within the daily procedures and tasks.
The results of the trial will be the subject of scientific research and publication; the data can be shared through registration with the IER Observatory.

Experimentation is being researched through the  Observatory IER – Innovative Elder Research.

Experimentation: Base of 3 months – Deeper of 6 months
Total number of hours:

  • 28 hours per operator— 3 months
  • 44 hours per operator — 6 months

The total cost includes 2-3 therapeutic dolls to be used for Doll Therapy:
• training course for staff

• activated protocols and evaluation sheets for Doll Therapy
• field training for personnel
• vademecum Doll Therapy
• continuous supervision during 3-6 months of the trial

of the Journey

Designed by Dr. Ivo Cilesi in line with the ideology of the Journey that Cures.

The Travel Therapy (Therapeutic Train) is among the Non Pharmacological Therapies and is an innovative therapy useful to manage behavioural difficulties and stimulate the cognitive area ofpeople with dementia.
Travel Therapy intercepts the emotional and affective part of people. The train is a container where the relational and social dynamics that are activated in the dedicated place are central. The journey for the person who experiences it is valid: it is valid the reality that lives in ‘here and now’ It is not important the departure or the destination of arrival, but the journey itself is therapeutic. During the trip the person relaxes, is stimulated, activates memories, relationships, contacts. The journey is a container of well-being and is a useful tool for care operators.

• Study of the project and start of the accompanying phase with supervision in the construction of the travel container
• Analysis of the spaces adjacent to the therapeutic train to facilitate the accompaniment to the journey through the construction of a ticket office and waiting room train station.
Within the Travel Therapy will be activated several clinical trials for a validation of the model. The results of the trial will be the subject of research and scientific publications; the data can be shared through registration with the Observatory of the Research Center IER.

Experimentation is being researched through the Observatory IER – Innovative Elder Research.

30 hours per operator

The total cost does not include:
• the cost of building the train


ISNA certification and SNOEZELEN specific formulation courses

The Snoezelen Room is a welcoming environment, organized, provided with multisensory stimuli controllable and modular, which has as its purpose a state of well-being of the person, relaxation or activation. The term Snoezelen® is born from the union of two Dutch words, that is “Snuffelen” (sniffing) and “H. Doezelen” (dozing) and the fusion of these two concepts, that is, stimulation and relaxation, represents the heart of this environment.

Born in the Netherlands in the 70s by the Dutch pioneers Hulsegge and Verheul to improve assistance to people with severe disabilities, it is now a proven environment in various realities for the accompaniment of their guests. These spaces are enriched by special equipment designed to provide sensory stimuli: from classic furniture elements to other innovative and latest generation.

The room is designed for use in rehabilitation to improve the quality of life of people with severe disabilities; in education with guided stimulation paths; in the workplace as a prevention of
burnout of operators; in the field of health as an additional tool to respond to behavioural challenges of users. It is suitable for interventions with individual users or with small groups.

The teachers are operators Snoezelen® internationally recognized.
ISNA/MSE = International Snoezelen Association / Multisensory Environment is an international reality that concerns Snoezelen® operators around the world. The ISNA certification is a guarantee of quality for those who want to train as an operator Snoezelen® with seriousness: attending all the modules you will have a complete vision and a solid knowledge to be able to
approach the practice with serenity.

Experimentation is being researched through the Observatory IER – Innovative Elder Research.

Depending on the request of only training or even room preparation; number of supervisions to be shared according to the project.

Depending on the request of only training or even room preparation; number of supervisions to be shared according to the project.


InsiemeATe Onlus: The unique Italian certified partner

The integral program VDT® is a patented simulation method, scientifically proven, which allows users (formal and informal caregivers) to experience a virtual stimulation of the physical and psychological difficulties that people with dementia face on a daily basis and to use thisexperience in turn to provide better assistance centered on the person.
The goal of the VDT® is to simulate as much as possible the physical impairments and cognitive decline that a person with dementia faces, in order to build a relationship between the caregiver and the person with dementia, to increase the satisfaction of family members and operators, reduce episodes of abuse, reduce turnover and the use of psychotropic drugs. The purpose of the VDT® is the perceptive and concrete change in the approach to the sick with dementia.
The VDT® is owned by SWD and covered by patent, in Italy only the Association Insieme A Te Onlus is authorized to run the VDT®.
To carry out the training proposed above, a confidentiality agreement (Non-disclosure Agreement) will be prepared to be signed to ensure the confidentiality of confidential information, patents and know-how.

The virtual experience is open to everyone, in groups of up to 30 people and everyone will have a moment dedicated to their experience (about 8 minutes).
Participants experience physical symptoms and cognitive deficits, through the use of aids that interfere in movements and sensory perception (sight, hearing, touch). Participants are asked to perform sequences of simple actions, while facilitators (The Care Group certified team staff) observe and record their behavior. After the experience, during the debriefing in plenary, the participants reflect on the behavior put in place during the VDT® and the feelings felt, to develop greater awareness of the residual disabilities and abilities of people with dementia and their emotional and psychological needs. All this creates the ideal condition to improve the quality of life of fragile people and those who take care of them.

Experimentation is being researched through the Observatory IER – Innovative Elder Research.

It can be addressed to communities (family members, volunteers, citizens, interested), educational structures and institutions as training; depending on the recipient the structuring of the experience can be single or integral.

  • The individual experience of the community involved in the project lasts about 4 hours for groups of 20-25 people.
  • The specific path for the structures foresees, before the experiential moment, the observation of all the operators through the DACE® (method of observable and evaluatable quantification of the behaviors turned to the fragile person) during their usual working hours to analyze and evaluate how the work is done. The observation of all staff at the end of the journey will be returned to the Management and staff itself. This path will be repeated for the operators after six months to demonstrate the perceptive change in the approach to the patient with dementia. Repeated observation over time allows to evaluate the changes between the two observational moments, to provide a more timely feedback to the participants, to develop strategies aimed at optimizing the well-being of guests throughout the day and to evaluate their effectiveness together with the participants. The training needs necessary to bring the operators online and give them suitable tools to carry out the assistance work in the best way will be reported.

Custom quote based on the number of operators.