Prof. dr. Rose-Marie Dröes receives Frans Banninck Cocq medal!

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Last Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, prof. dr. Rose-Marie Dröes received the Frans Banninck Cocq medal. It is awarded to individuals who have rendered extraordinary service to Amsterdam over a period of at least 12 years. Dröes received the award for her commitment of nearly 40 years in improving the quality of life of people with […]

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Championing physical activity for people affected by dementia

Championing physical activity for people affected by dementia – 8 week fully online course from the Association for Dementia Studies This Autumn the Association for Dementia Studies and Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be offering its popular, fully online course, ‘Championing physical activity for people affected by dementia’. This is for colleagues supporting people affected […]

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New book: Dementia and Society

In the spring of 2022, Mathieu Vandenbulcke, Rose-Marie Dröes and Erik Schokkaert published a new book, Dementia and Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach. They provide an interdisciplinary discussion of dementia in society.   To learn more, please see the abstract and table of contents here: Dementia and Society.

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Update of the INDUCT- Best Practice Guidance!

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INDUCT-Best Practice Guidance Human interaction with technology in dementia updated with first DISTINCT recommendations   The INDUCT-Best Practice Guidance Human Interaction with technology in dementia (https://www.dementiainduct.eu/guidance/) contains a comprehensive set of recommendations on improvement of technology for people with dementia in three areas, everyday life, meaningful activities and healthcare, and provides evidence to show how […]

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Launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2021

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Tomorrow, 21 September, it is World Alzheimer’s Day, to raise awareness and educate about Alzheimer’s and Dementia!   On this day, The World Alzheimer Report 2021 about the crucial and timely subject of diagnosis will be launched. Diagnosis is still a major challenge globally, with estimates that 90% of cases still go undiagnosed and with long wait […]

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Research Grant in Japan to start and evaluate Meeting Centres

We are very happy to announce that recently TOMOYUKI  YABUKI. Associate professor and manager of the Center for Dementia Care Research and Practices at TOHOKU FUKUSHI UNIVERSITY, in SENDAI in Japan received a national research grant to start up and evaluate 10 model Meeting Centres in Japan. To this end a preliminary Japanese translation of the Meeting Centres […]

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PhD Studentship

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A fully funded PhD studentship at the University of Worcester under supervision of professor Tracey Williamson and professor Dawn Brooker is open for applications.   The aim of the study is exploring a novel regional approach to establishing community Meeting Centres for people and families affected by dementia. The area for investigation focusses on the factors […]

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Positive results on Exergaming

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We like to draw your attention towards a great study by Joeke van Santen and colleagues on Exergaming, that is  published in JAMDA. The study shows positive results on cognitive and social behaviour of people with dementia and on distress and sense of competente of informal caregivers. Exergaming (exercise and gaming) is an innovative intervention […]

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Keep Moving

Tsjech danser Petr Veleta shows us how to keep on moving in these days of lockdown. And another video to help us move in these times of isolation. Petr gave a workshop on our BestCare4Dem Congress in June 1918 in Amsterdam. You can watch that here.

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Alzheimer Europe Recommendations on wellbeing during COVID-19

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Alzheimer Europe Board adopts recommendations on how to promote the wellbeing of people with dementia and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic Luxembourg, 14 April 2020 – Today, the Alzheimer Europe Board adopted recommendations for Alzheimer associations, health and social care professionals on how to promote the wellbeing of people with dementia and carers during the COVID-19 […]

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