Marius is an adviser on long-term care coordination and implementation at Ministry of Health of The Republic of Lithuania.
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Marius believes the key is knowledge, therefore we need to increase public awareness. At the same time, he thinks we need a better understanding of disease mechanisms and this is why we should invest in the research of dementia.
Marius is currently working on the development of home-care networks at the national level. He thinks the provision of home-care services to dementia patients could increase their independence and would lead to better outcomes in healthcare.
Communication is key and dissemination is the interactive process of spreading knowledge. As an Atlantic Fellow, Marius hopes to learn how to reach the target audience with the right message.
Dementia-related issues gain more public interest each year in Lithuania. The common understanding that integrated health services could provide specific help to individuals enables effective decision making.
Marius graduated as a nurse at Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine. He proceeded with an MA in Health Policy and Management. Marius has a great interest in end-of-life care and has been working as Head of a Palliative Care Clinic since 2016. He graduated from the European Palliative Care Academy in 2018 and joined Vilnius University as a lecturer. He continued his work as an adviser at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and is a first-year PhD student.