Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester have been commissioned to take part in an international JPND research project (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease), called MEETINGDEM.
The formal title of the MEETINGDEM Project is “Adaptive Implementation and validation of the positively evaluated Meeting Centres Support Programme (MSCP) for people with dementia and their carers in Europe”. The project is led by Professor Rose-Marie Dröes in the Netherlands (see below), who will coordinate the partnership involving the team at the ADS, one led by Professor Martin Orrell at the UCL and others in Italy and Poland.
The aim of the MEETINGDEM Project is to adapt and to evaluate the potential of the Dutch Meeting Centres model for supporting people with dementia and their families in the UK, Italy and Poland. The Meetings Centre Model promises to be an effective mechanism which permits health and social care providers, and volunteers, to collaborate better in the provision of integrated, cost-effective, easy access support for people with dementia and their families. This in turn is intended to enable people with dementia to live independently for longer and with a better quality of life.
Successful JPND bid. Dementia Action Alliance Newsletter, Issue 21. London: Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), August 2013. (p.3)
Note: The full set of back-issues of the Dementia Action Alliance Newsletters is available online.
For further information on the MEETINGDEM research project, see:
University Awarded EU Funding for Vital Dementia Research Project. Worcester: University of Worcester; Association for Dementia Studies, August 21st 2013.
Adaptive implementation and validation of the positively evaluated Meeting Centers Support Programme for people with dementia and their carers in Europe. [Online]: JPND Research, 2013.
Coordinator and participant team leaders:
- Rose-Marie Dröes: VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (Netherlands).
- Rabih Chattat: Universita di Bologna (Italy).
- Elisabetta Farina: Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi – Onlus (Italy).
- Joanna Rymaszewska: Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastow Slaskich we Wroclawiu (Poland).
- Dawn Brooker: University of Worcester (United Kingdom).
- Martin Orrell: University College London (United Kingdom).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 10, September 2013].