TitleDementia back in the heart of the community
ContactA.P.A. (Sandra) van Beek
J.F. (Janke) de Groot
Project descriptionPark Vossenberg is a long-term care organization that is going to rebuild the facilities and redesign the surrounding park area to make it possible that residents with dementia freely use the outdoor park area. There will be no gates and people from the surrounding residential area will also use the park. Our research project will accompany this change in care for people with dementia. What are the consequences of increasing the freedom of movement for people with dementia in long-term care for their quality of life (physical health and wellbeing) and for the way people in the local community relate to people with dementia? Mixed methods are used, including an analysis of activity patterns of persons with dementia through individual tags and sensors, observations, analysis of care data from individual care plans, and surveys. The results of this study will provide a deeper understanding of interaction patterns between persons with dementia and their environment and how these interactions are related to health and quality of life of people with dementia and social cohesion in the local community.
CooperationStichting Maasduinen, locatie Park Vossenberg; Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science en Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum: Prof. dr. J.N.Kok; Universiteit Maastricht : Prof. Dr. J.M.G.A. Schols, CAPHRI, Dept. HSR; ActiZ, brancheorganisatie van zorgondernemers