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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Global spread of Meeting Centres continues to … Japan!

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25 April professor Tomoyuki Yabuki and colleagues from  the Research and Training center for Dementia Care in Sendai in Japan visited our research group Care and Support in Dementia at VUmc in Amsterdam. The day before they visited the Amsterdam Meeting Centre De Pijp where coordinator Joke Bos informed them on the Meeting Centres Support […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease International largest survey: please join!!

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has commissioned the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to create the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes around dementia, which will form the basis for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, to be released in September. ADI’s survey is fully anonymous, accessible and available both online and offline in multiple […]

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Interesting post about assistive technology for dementia

Assistive technologies are growing in the field of dementia, however the evidence is weak and challenges remain. Mike Clark wrote an interesting post about it, highlighting two reviews, see here

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Major grant awarded to University of Worcester to spread Meeting Centres in the UK !

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The University of Worcester – the Association for Dementia Studies – has been awarded a £587,000 grant from the National Lottery to support people and families living with dementia across the UK. Over the next three years, the funding will support communities across the UK to establish Meeting Centres for people and families affected by dementia. […]

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Professor Rose-Marie Dröes has been appointed as Officer in the order of Oranje-Nassau

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On June 7th 2018, Professor Rose-Marie Dröes has been appointed as Officer in the order of Oranje-Nassau. Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, mrs. Simone Kukenheim awarded her with this decoration on behalf of the King. She deserved this award because of her special efforts in the development, evaluation and dissemination of the Meeting Centres Support Program, […]

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Preliminary programme BestCare4Dem now online!

The preliminary programme of the international BestCare4Dem conference in Theatre DeLaMar in Amsterdam (7-8 June 2018) is now online available. Please have a look at the programma at a glance and the full programme!

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MCSP training course in Napels

A four day training course about the Meeting Centre Support Programme will be held in Napels, Italy on 12 January, 19 January, 2 February and 9 Febuary. The course is lectured by prof. Rabih Chattat of the University of Bologna. For more information see the registration form(in Italian).

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Save the date! BestCare4DEM conference 7-8 June 2018

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Flyer in English           Poetry and art contest in English Call Poetry and art competition BestCare4Dem-ENG-v1.0     Flyer in Nederlands         Poetry and art contest in Nederlands Oproep Poezie and Kunst wedstrijd BestCare4Dem-NL-v1.0  

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Meeting Centres Support Programme presented in Warsaw

On 9th November 2018 in Warsaw dr Dorota Szcześniak presented the idea of MCSP and MEETINGDEM project results, which ended with the movie about Wroclaw Meeting Centres’ participants. The audience consisted of nearly 200 people, who represented local organizations supporting people with dementia and informal carers. The guide about creating Meeting Centres gained a lot […]

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