Project
afgesloten

Knowledge synthesis voluntary work in dementia care

Most elderly people with dementia wish to remain living in their own home as long as possible. This is congruent with Dutch policy which aims to postpone institutional care. (Organized) voluntary work can be important to keep living at home pleasant and safe. Despite indications that voluntary work in dementia care is being offered in various locations, an overview is missing of initiatives, policy and research in this domain. This knowledge synthesis responds to this gap.
• Which organizations in the Netherlands or abroad are engaged in voluntary work for people with dementia.
• Which initiatives of voluntary work for people with dementia are promising or proven to be effective?
• How are these initiatives organized?
• Which initiatives should be further developed or organized to improve voluntary work for people with dementia and their informal caregivers.
Desk research of relevant national and international policy and research documents.
Results will be synthesized and published in a knowledge synthesis booklet.
Funding
NIVEL – strategisch deel activiteitenbegroting