Research Group Dementia; neuropsychiatric symptoms and behaviour

    The research group aims to improve care for people with dementia and so-called 'problem behaviour'. Among other things, the lectorate develops expertise to enable research with this less accessible group; single-case methods. Through practical research, students can develop skills in this methodology.

    Dementia is often accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as aggression, screaming, psychosis and depression. Sometimes these symptoms are part of pre-existing psychiatric problems. These symptoms place great demands on the resilience of nurses, the strain on bystanders and those involved, and the quality of life of the affected person himself.

    The research group conducts practice-oriented research into these factors: moral stress in care, recognising, diagnosing and treating underlying psychiatric problems and nursing interventions tailored to them. With a specific focus on trauma-sensitive care.

    The research group cooperates with several national providers in both elderly care and mental health care (GGZ).