New book "Dementia & Society" highlights the need to take collective responsibility to ensure a better future for people with dementia


Dementia is increasingly being recognised as a public health priority and poses one of the largest challenges we face as a society. At the same time, there is a growing awareness that the quest for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia needs to be complemented by efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia. To gain a better understanding of dementia and of how to organise dementia care, there is a need to bring together insights from many different disciplines. A new book, "Dementia & Society", aims to fill this knowledge gap, by providing an integrated view on dementia resulting from extensive discussions between world experts from different fields, including medicine, social psychology, nursing, economics and literary studies. Working towards a development of integrative policies focused on social inclusion and quality of life, Dementia & Society reminds the reader that a better future for people with dementia is a collective responsibility. The book is co-edited by Rose-Marie Droes, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, together with Mathieu Vandenbulcke and Erik Schokkaert from KU Leuven University, Belgium. Find out more and order the book, via: