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    8200 Aarhus N

    Denmark

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Programme for Dementia is a programme under VIA’s Research Centre for Health and Welfare Technology. There are approximately 10 employees associated with the program.

We conduct research in person-centered care, the needs of relatives as caregivers, and interventions to support people with dementia to maintain cognitive skills and quality-of-life.

Our aim is to explore and develop the quality of professional care for people living with dementia. Our research focuses on producing knowledge that can contribute to qualifying the professional support and possibilities for citizens affected by dementia. We have a strong focus on person-centered care and inclusion.

Our programme is committed to creating new knowledge from practice-based research in order to contribute to both practice and the education of the healthcare professionals.

Our research areas:

  • Psycho-social and technology-supported interventions targeted people with dementia, such as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CTS) and Reminiscence Reminiscence
  • Cinema the use of archival film material for interaction with people with dementia
  • Sense of Literature - research on and evaluation of services offered by libraries to people with dementia and their relatives
  • Everyday life and needs of relatives to people living with dementia
  • ‘Dementia-friendly’ Denmark and new approaches for rating social participation of people with dementia
  • The transfer of care for people with dementia moving into a care home
  • Music therapy for people with dementia and their relatives.

You can find more information about this program, our research projects and experts on this site and on VIA’s web page.

Leader of Programme for Dementia is docent and ph.d. Christina Vestergård (CVES@via.dk).

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