Title of project or programme
Title of PICoordinated dementia care, evaluation and strengthening of early transitions: towards a complete chain
Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
dr.HeinVan HoutVU Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care ResearchNetherlands
Address of institution of lead PI
InstitutionVU Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research
Street AddressVan der Boechorststraat 7
Postcode1081 BT
  • Netherlands
Source of funding information

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

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Total duration of award in months


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

Dementia, empowerment, experiment, caregiver, welfare, integrated care

Research abstract in English
Lay summary

Lay summary: Dementia is a chronic condition with major consequences for the patient, their families and society. The possibilities for the welfare and quality of life of people with dementia and their families are not sufficiently used to improve the current reactive and fragmented care.
This transition-experiment ‘integrated care’ dementia care supports people with dementia and their carers, tailored to their individual needs, integrated, and at the right time.

Sub goals are: Better support for informal carers; gain insight into facilitating and impeding factors for integrated dementia care; designing and testing an online record for data-sharing on integrated dementia-care; gain insight into specific problems and support needs of people with dementia and their carers with a Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese background; optimizing well-being and quality of life by improving continuity of care, e.g. the transfer to nursing homes.

In this transition experiment, the effects of integrated care are compared with usual care and support. A process analysis identifies factors which enhance the care, by semi-structured interviews and focus groups with key figures at the micro level (social worker, patient and caregiver), meso level (cooperation between care providers / organizations) and macro level. An online record for data-sharing on integrated dementia care is developed. There will be interviews with caregivers, including Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese carers.

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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