Gerritsen, J.C.; van der Ende, P.C.; Wolffensperger, Edwin; Boom, René
Psychogeriatric patients are a very vulnerable group among the elderly. A relative large proportion is institutionalized. In addition, many studies point to the heavy burden on the informal carers of psychogeriatric patients, frequently leading to depression. Geriatric expertise in primary care, however, …
Theo van Tilburg; Peter van de Ven; Aartjan Beekman; Wim Houtjes (Lid Lectoraat); Dorly Deeg; prof Berno van Meijel (Lector)
This work aims to gain insight into the long-term impact of depression course on social network size and perceived loneliness in older people living in the community.
Within a large representative sample of older people in the community (Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)), …
S. Aarts (Docent); E.J.M. Wouters (Lector); S.T.M. Peek (Lid Lectoraat)
Loneliness is expected to become an even bigger social problem in the upcoming decades, because of the growing number of older adults. It has been argued that the use of social network sites can aid in decreasing loneliness and improving mental health. The purpose of this study was to examine …
A.E. Prick; Dr. P.D.D.M. Roelofs; Dr. J. de Lange (Lector); M.A. van 't Leven (Docent); A.M. Pot; Dr. J.H. Groenewoud
Background: In this review, we study the effects of dyadic psychosocial interventions focused on communitydwelling
people with dementia and their family caregivers, and the relationship of the effects with intervention
components of programs.
Methods: A search from January 2005 to January 2012 led to …
Bert de Swart (Lector); Marleen Kaijen; Netta van 't Leven; Myrra Vernooij-Dassen; Maud Graff; Marcel Olde-Rikkert
Implementing evidence-based guidelines is not a simple task. This study aimed to define barriers to and facilitators for implementing the proven and effective Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD) guideline for older people with dementia and their carers.
The qualitative method we used was …
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