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Succes for DemenTalent project within the ZonMw dementia research and innovation program 'Memorabel'

Date published: November 30th, 2015

Succes for DemenTalent project within the ZonMw dementia research and innovation program ‘Memorabel’

Recently ZonMW announced that the project ‘Cost-effectiveness of DemenTalent: an innovative form of supervision of people with dementia and their caregivers’ will be honored within their funding scheme ‘Memorabel’.

The project is a collaboration between the VUmc department of Psychiatry (project leader Prof. Rose-Marie Droës), DAZ (Dirkse Anders Zorgen), Dementelcoach and Alzheimer Nederland. Also, people with dementia and their caregivers are involved with this project. 

At DemenTalent people with dementia are engaged as volunteer, under supervision, in meaningful activities in society. The volunteers and their caregivers are enthusiastic about this program. This research project will focus on the (cost)effectiveness of DemenTalent on the self-esteem, experienced independence and psychiatric symptoms of people with dementia, the capability of their caregivers, the quality of their lives, and on the implementation aspects.     

The research is conducted in 24 meeting centers for people with dementia and their caregivers, by draw, half of them will offer DemenTalent. The research is part of a larger study, ‘Meeting Centres 3.0’', that focuses on the availability of new effective forms of counseling in dementia through meeting centers. Aim is to better reflect the needs that people have, to avoid fragmentation of support and to promote national distribution of effective interventions.


 

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