Title of project or programme
Title of PIAcademic workplace dementia
Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
ConnieKlingemanThuiszorg De ZellingenNetherlands
Address of institution of lead PI
InstitutionThuiszorg De Zellingen
Street AddressMeeuwensingel 1a
CityCapelle a/d IJssel
Postcode2903 TA
  • Netherlands
Source of funding information

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Total sum awarded (Euro)


Start date of award


Total duration of award in months


The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Implementation, dementia, early detection, features carers; caregivers

Research abstract in English

In Project 1(Early Detection), we will identify the needs of two groups, namely the known patients Zellingen and the known patients among GPs in the same region. In addition, we describe the patient characteristics and characteristics of caregivers. In Project 2 (Implementation) we will offer an intervention, where an indication exists. Alsoo there will be specific attention to immigrants. Within two years, best practices are implemented at homecare: Early Detection of dementia, recognizing styles of care and the ABC-communication method in problem behaviors of people with dementia. 94 students from University Rotterdam have participated in the workshop. The effect is: homecare workers were enthusiastic about the dementia group, many ideas to improve quality of care are developped; 94 students got acquainted with people with dementia, with the burden of caregivers and with the complexity of care. The specialist nurse finds the workshop a source of inspiration, her expertise is noticed by the chain partners; the number of referrals in one year time quadrupled. 60 pairs of clients will be followed for one year. The monitoring will report on the progress concerning the interventions carried out, on the signaling, and on the barriers and facilitators. It will be reported on developments concerning the quality of life.

Lay summary
In which category does this research fall?
  • Health and social care research

    Types: Investments > €500k
    Member States: Netherlands
    Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
    Years: 2011
    Database Categories: N/A
    Database Tags: N/A

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