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P9. Alzheimer Nederland – Social innovation

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Staying active and social trials

THE Anne-Mei1, PARYS Astrid1, JANSEN Gerben2, DROËS Rose-marie3, GRAFF Maud4, THIJSSEN Marjolein4

1Tao of Care, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2V&VN, Utrecht, Netherlands, 3Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, Netherlands, 4Radboud Alzheimer Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Most people with dementia live at home. How can we ensure that these people continue to go out themselves for as long as possible, for example to go to a shop or their garden club or to take a short walk with their neighbour? It's advisable to keep going out, to move around and not sit on the couch alone at home. Because that gives your life meaning, it keeps you fit and makes you less dependent on care professionals. This is what people with dementia want or is this still to be questioned? And if so, what type of professionals and people are needed to make this possible? What kind of adaptations in the neighbourhood are necessary to fit to the needs of people with dementia? How do we organise this? To what extent can we tempt neighbourhoods, leisure clubs and shops/companies to become more dementia friendly and adapt to the possibilities of people with dementia? Researchers and a dementia casemanager will provide answers and discuss these questions in this session.



Last Updated: Wednesday 11 December 2019