Maintaining meaningful activities in dementia during transition

Maintaining meaningful activities of persons with dementia in transition from home to nursing home

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Brief description

This project aims to investigate how persons with dementia and their informal caregivers can be supported in maintaining meaningful activities during the transition from home to nursing home.

Researchers

Mari Groenendaal, MA, Lecturer practitioner, WoonZorgcentra Haaglanden
Wilco P. Achterberg, Professor of Institutional Care and Elderly Care Medicine, LUMC
Monique A.A. Caljouw PhD, assistant professor, LUMC
Hanneke J.A. Smaling PhD, senior researcher, LUMC

Participating organizations

WoonZorgcentra Haaglangen                              

Contact

Mari Groenendaal

Start study

2018                 

Expected completion

2023 

Description

Meaningful activities are important to enhance the well-being and quality of life of persons with dementia. Maintaining these activities of persons with dementia is influenced by different factors. In this project, we want to explore these factors and investigate how we can support persons with dementia and their informal caregivers in maintaining meaningful activities. Our focus is specifically on the transition from home to nursing home.

In collaboration with

WoonZorgcentra Haaglanden

Financing

WoonZorgcentra Haaglanden and Universitair Netwerk voor de Care sector Zuid Holland

Publications

Groenendaal, M, Smaling HJA, Achterberg WP, Caljouw MAA. Maintaining meaningful activities for persons with dementia during transitions of care: A systematic review. Geriatric Nursing 44 (2022) 176 183.

Groenendaal, M.; Loor, A.; Trouw, M.; Achterberg, W.P.; Caljouw, M.A.A. Perspectives of Healthcare Professionals on Meaningful Activities for Persons with Dementia in Transition from Home to a Nursing Home: An Explorative Study. Healthcare 2019, 7, 98.