Marjolein de Vugt She is as Professor of Psychosocial Innovations in dementia. Trained as a neuropsychologist, she works as a clinical researcher and as a clinician in the memory clinic of the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+).
Her line of research pertains to psychosocial needs care and support in dementia with a particular focus on young onset dementia, the use of technology and eHealth to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their care partners.
She is the initiator of successful eHealth interventions like Partner in Balance, InLife, and the Braincoach. These eHealth products are now being implemented on a national and international scale, which is illustrative for her efforts not only to develop innovations, but also to make them available for many people with dementia and caregivers.
She is co-director of the Alzheimer Center Limburg, which integrates activities of Maastricht University and the University Hospital and accommodates more than 50 researchers and clinicians of various disciplines. She is also chair elect of the European network on research into early detection and timely intervention in dementia (INTERDEM).