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GERRITSEN Debby (Netherlands)


Debby Gerritsen is a geropsychologist and professor of wellbeing among frail elderly people and people with chronic illnesses in long-term care at the Department of Primary and Community care of the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She is chair of the Special Interest Forum on challenging behaviour of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and a member of INTERDEM. She is also vice-chair of the UKON network, a collaboration between Dutch healthcare organisations and the Radboudumc in science, education and implementation. Her research focuses on quality of life for frail elderly people, especially the psychological and social components thereof, in nursing home residents with and without dementia. In addition to the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions in long-term care, she focuses on integrating and implementing these interventions in care practice.



Last Updated: Wednesday 17 July 2019