Franka J M Meiland

Franka J M Meiland
Amsterdam University Medical Center | VUmc · Department of Psychiatry

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Introduction Stress and communication difficulties, both prone in people with dementia, are risk factors for challenging behaviour. Challenging behaviour negatively impacts the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers. Technology can help caregivers detect stress in people with dementia. However, implementation of these technolo...
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Background Little is known about exercise testing and training in orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation. This study aims to obtain expert-consensus-based recommendations on this matter. Methods Using an online Delphi study we aimed to reach international expert consensus on statements related to testing and training of endurance capacity and muscle...
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People with an intellectual disability are vulnerable to stress, which can result in challenging behaviour, such as apathy, self-harm, or aggression. By monitoring stress in real-time, professional caregivers can timely intervene to prevent escalations and improve the quality of life for both the client and themselves. The aim of this study was to...
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Objectives To present an overview of effectiveness and training characteristics of physical training on aerobic fitness, compared with alternative or no training, in adults aged over 65 years with various health statuses, providing a basis for guidelines for aerobic training of vulnerable older adults that can be used in geriatric rehabilitation....
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The growing number of people living with dementia will result in increased costs of dementia worldwide. The e-Health intervention ‘Exergaming’ may improve health and quality of life of people with dementia, but the cost-effectiveness is unknown. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of exergaming compared to regular activities from a societal perspect...
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The increasing number of elderly people living at home demands a strengthening of primary care for (vulnerable) older adults. Therefore, in 2015 the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam founded the Universitaire Praktijk Ouderengeneeskunde (UPO) (University Practice for Elderly Care). This practice makes the expertise of the Elderly Care physi...
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Introduction People living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) experience stigmatisation and there are not many specific psychosocial interventions dedicated to help them coping with this issue, reducing its impact on their lives. Objectives This study aimed to a) investigate the stigmatisation level among people with dementia and MCI...
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We examined the costs and cost‐effectiveness of the Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP) implemented and piloted in the UK, Poland and Italy, replicating the Dutch Meeting Centre model. Dutch Meeting Centres combine day services for people with dementia with carer support. Data were collected over 2015–2016 from MCSP and usual care (UC) particip...
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Measuring Quality of Life (QOL) can be difficult due to its individual character. To explore the value of personalized QOL measurement for people with dementia, personalized versions of two dementia-specific QOL scales (Dementia quality of Life (DQoL) and Quaility of Life in Alzheimer's Disease (QoL-AD)) were constructed. This study investigated wh...
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In Europe, 10 million people are living with dementia. Most of them reside in their own home, cared for by their loved ones. As a consequence, there is a great need to provide both, people with dementia and their carers, tailored support. The Dutch Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP), adaptively implemented in three European countries within t...
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Background It has been demonstrated that people with dementia’s wellbeing can improve by using touchscreen technology. The FindMyApps program is a training and web‐based selection‐tool to help people with dementia and their caregivers find suitable apps that can improve their self‐management and engagement in meaningful activities. As part of an ex...
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Introduction: Non-pharmacological treatments (NPTs) have the potential to improve meaningful outcomes for older people at risk of, or living with dementia, but research often lacks methodological rigor and continues to produce mixed results. Methods: In the current position paper, experts in NPT research have specified treatment targets, aims, a...
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Background: People with dementia can improve their wellbeing by using touchscreen technology. FindMyApps is a program comprising of a web-based selection-tool and an errorless learning training to help people with dementia and their caregivers find suitable apps which can improve their self-management and engagement in meaningful activities. This p...
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The Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology, INDUCT, is a Marie Sklodowska Curie funded International Training Network that aims to develop a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial educational research framework for Europe to improve technology and care for people with dementia, and to provide the evidence to show how technolog...
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Objectives Physical activity in people with dementia (PwD) may enhance physical and mental functioning. Exergaming, which combines physical exercise with cognitive stimulation in a gaming environment, was developed to overcome barriers in performing physical activities. We evaluated the effects of exergaming in day care centers (DCCs) for PwD and i...
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Objective: To provide a new perspective on integrated biomedical and psychosocial dementia research. Background: Dementia is being recognized as a multifactorial syndrome, but there is little interaction between biomedical and psychosocial approaches. A way to improve scientific knowledge is to seek better understanding of the mechanisms underlying...
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Objectives: This is the first study to focus on the role and impact of a psychosocial intervention, the Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP), for people living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on the experience of stigmatisation across three different European countries. Method: A pre/post-test control group study design compar...
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Background: The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) offers a combined approach to providing practical, emotional and social support to people living with mild to moderately severe dementia and their family carers in the community. Methods: A mixed methods explanatory design was used. The evaluation took place within the framework of the intern...
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Art programmes have been shown to contribute to the quality of life of people with dementia. To understand how people with dementia benefit from art programmes it is important to evaluate them. ‘Unforgettable’ is an interactive museum programme for people with dementia and their care-givers in the Netherlands. This study examined how it is experien...
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Objectives There have been relatively few interventions on an individual level to support community-dwelling people with dementia to continue to fulfill their potential in society. This study investigated the implementation of DemenTalent, an intervention in which people with dementia become active as volunteers in society based on their talents. T...
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Purpose: There are few interventions on an individual basis to support community-dwelling people with dementia to continue to fulfill their potential in society and to support their informal caregivers via e-Health. This study explored the effectiveness of the individualized Meeting Centers Support Program (iMCSP) consisting of DemenTalent (people...
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Objectives: Within an implementation study, we investigated the effectiveness of a combined community-based day care programme for persons with dementia and their carers versus traditional psychogeriatric nursing home-based day care. The effects on needs, sense of competence, burden and quality of life of the family carers were studied. Methods:...
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The current study focuses on the short-term effect of MARIO, a social robot, on quality of life, depression, and perceived social support in persons with dementia (PWD) and evaluates their acceptability of MARIO. Ten PWD in one nursing home took part in a 4-week pilot study, where each participant had up to 12 sessions with MARIO. Sessions comprise...
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Objectives: Research shows that carers of people with dementia experience worse physical and psychological functioning than non-caregivers or than caregivers of people with a different chronic illness. This study investigated the implementation of two new e-health interventions for carers of people with dementia, Dementelcoach (telephone coaching)...
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Er is steeds meer erkenning van het belang van beweegactiviteiten, ook voor mensen met dementie! Exergaming (exercise en gaming) is een innovatieve manier waarop mensen met dementie binnenshuis veilig en plezierig kunnen bewegen, met behulp van beweegspellen in een virtuele omgeving. Met deze factsheet willen we een succesvolle invoering en toepass...
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Objectives: Until now little research has been done to answer the question of whether people with dementia experience stigma. No previous studies investigated possible differences between countries and cultures. Therefore, the aims of this study were to compare the experience of stigma (with social isolation, social rejection and internalised shame...
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Background Physical activity is linked to benefits such as increased physical fitness, cognition, emotional and social functioning, general health and well-being in older people. Some evidence suggests that this also applies to people living with dementia. However, it can be harder for them to perform physical activities, due to several barriers, s...
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Background In order to evaluate interventions promoting social health in people with dementia it is essential to have reliable and valid measures. The present review aims to provide an overview of available instruments for the assessment of two domains of social health in community-dwelling people with mild dementia, i.e., the ability to manage lif...
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Objectives: Determine the effects of the implementation of Assistive Home Technology (AHT) in group homes on the quality of life (QoL) of people with dementia and on job satisfaction of caregivers. Method: Pilot randomized controlled trial in nine in-patient care group homes (group homes with vs. without AHT). Participants were 54 people with demen...
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Objectives Various art programs are available for people with dementia. These have been shown to contribute to the patient’s quality of life. But are all types of art suitable for this purpose and for the target group? This study investigated whether responsiveness during museum programs depends on the type of art work shown and/or characteristics...
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Objectives: The MEETINGDEM research project aimed to implement the combined Dutch Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP) for community-dwelling people with dementia and caregivers within Italy, Poland and UK and to assess whether comparable benefits were found in these countries as in the Netherlands. Method: Nine pilot Meeting Centres (MCs) parti...
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MEETINGDEM focussed on the adaptive implementation and evaluation of the successful Dutch Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for community dwelling people with dementia and their carers. MEETINGDEM took the learning from the Dutch experience to assess whether it would work in Italy, Poland and UK. Each country established at least two Meeting...
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Background Previous research shows that museum programs can be beneficial for the quality of life of people with dementia. This study evaluated the implementation of “Unforgettable,” an interactive museum program for people with dementia and their caregivers in the Netherlands, and investigated the impact of the program's implementation on the muse...
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Background: Physical exercise benefits functioning, health, and well-being. However, people living with dementia in particular hardly engage in exercise. Exergaming (exercise and gaming) is an innovative, fun, and relatively safe way of exercising in a virtual reality or gaming environment. It may help people living with dementia overcome barriers...
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Objectives: MEETINGDEM investigated whether the Dutch Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) could be implemented in Italy, Poland, and the UK with comparable benefits. This paper reports on the impact on people living with dementia attending pilot Meeting Centres in the 3 countries. Methods: Nine pilot Meeting Centres (MCs) participated (Ital...
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Background The “pathway to care ” concept offers a helpful framework for preparing national dementia plans and strategies and provides a structure to explore the availability and accessibility of timely and effective care for people with dementia and support for their informal carers. Within the framework of the JPND-MEETINGDEM implementation proje...
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Mensen met dementie krijgen in de loop van het ziekteproces in toenemende mate problemen op verschillende terreinen, zoals bij het boodschappen doen, koken, de zelfverzorging en de oriëntatie in tijd en ruimte. Om veilig en op een zo prettig mogelijke manier thuis te kunnen blijven wonen zijn ondersteuning en zorg nodig. Die kunnen worden geboden d...
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Background In the MEETINGDEM project, the Meeting Centers Support Program (MCSP) was adaptively implemented and evaluated in three European countries: Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to investigate overall and country-specific facilitators and barriers to the implementation of MCSP in these European countries. Meth...
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Although there exist various product and services to support people with dementia in their everyday activities and challenges, people with dementia and their informal caregivers experience many unmet needs. In this paper, we present the ongoing development process of a decision aid that aims to reveal these unmet needs and match them with relevant...
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To support the growing number of community-dwelling persons with dementia, alternative solutions, such as assistive technologies, are needed. In the European Rosetta Project, three separate ICT systems were improved, integrated, and evaluated with the objective to create one modular system that helps community-dwelling people with mild cognitive im...
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The Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP) is a community-based approach to supporting people with mild to moderate dementia and their families, developed in the Netherlands where they are now widespread. Evaluation studies showed benefits including reduced behavioural and mood problems, delayed admission to residential care, higher levels of care...
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Background The MEETINGDEM study aims to implement and evaluate an innovative, inclusive, approach to supporting community dwelling people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers, called the Meeting Centers Support Program (MCSP), in three countries in the European Union (EU): Italy, Poland and United Kingdom. Demonstrated benefits of...
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Introduction The Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP) is a community-based approach to support people living with dementia and their families. It was developed in the Netherlands and has been implemented in other European Countries (Italy, Poland and the UK) within the JPND-MEETINGDEM project. Aims To assess the relationship between background...
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Background: With the expected increase in the numbers of persons with dementia, providing timely, adequate, and affordable care and support is challenging. Assistive and health technologies may be a valuable contribution in dementia care, but new challenges may emerge. Objective: The aim of our study was to review the state of the art of technologi...
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Background and Aims. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with mild to moderately severe dementia and their carers proved effective in the Netherlands, and is now being implemented in other European countries. This study aimed to compare factors that at the preparation of two meeting centres in Italy were expected and experienced...
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- In this article, we describe the current state of affairs with respect to informal care for people with dementia. We focus on the impact of informal care on the caregiver, caregiving strategies and effective ways to support informal caregivers, including e-health and technological support.- Informal care for people with dementia is intense and ha...
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Objectives: The implementation of new health services is a complex process. This study investigated the first phase of the adaptive implementation of the Dutch Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with dementia and their carers in three European countries (Italy, Poland, the UK) within the JPND-MEETINGDEM project. Anticipated and ex...
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AchtergrondIn de afgelopen jaren zijn er verschillende vormen van casemanagement voor dementie ontstaan. In de COMPAS-studie (Collaborative dementia care for patients and caregivers study) werden twee casemanagementmodellen bestudeerd die in Nederland het meest prominent aanwezig zijn: het netwerkmodel en het geïntegreerde zorg model. Doel van het...
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Background/aims: Although caring for a person with dementia can be stressful, some caregivers appear to experience few negative consequences to their well-being. This study aimed to examine what proportion of caregivers demonstrates resilience under different challenging circumstances and to identify factors related to their resilience. Methods:...
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Objectives: The objective of this article was to compare the costs and cost-effectiveness of the two most prominent types of case management in the Netherlands (intensive case management and linkage models) against no access to case management (control group) for people with already diagnosed dementia and their informal caregivers. Methods: The...
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Woonzorgcentrum Maria Rustoord in Ingelmunster zocht het voorbije jaar naar soft fingerfood (‘zachte vingerhapjes’) voor bewoners voor wie kauwen moeilijk is en die door motorische of cognitieve problemen niet meer met bestek kunnen eten.
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Objectives: To investigate whether community-based (CO) day care with carer support according to the proven effective Meeting Centres Support Programme model is associated with higher satisfaction of people with dementia (PwD) and their informal caregivers (CG) and with a higher job satisfaction among care staff compared to traditional nursing hom...
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Background: Several studies have shown that the combined community-based Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers were more effective in reducing behavior and mood problems of people with dementia than traditional nursing home-based (NH) day care. We therefore investigated in this study wh...
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Background: The aim was to develop an evidence-based model that focuses specifically on factors that enable the provision of personalized care to facilitate and promote the implementation of community-based personalized dementia care interventions. The model is based on our previous research and additional literature. Methods: The theoretical mo...
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Background: The doubling of the number of people with dementia in the coming decades coupled with the rapid decline in the working population in our graying society is expected to result in a large decrease in the number of professionals available to provide care to people with dementia. As a result, care will be supplied increasingly by untrained...
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To evaluate outcomes for persons with dementia and primary informal caregivers of 2 types of implemented case management (intensive case management [ICMM] and linkage [LM] models) with no case management (control group). A pragmatic trial using a prospective, observational, controlled, cohort study. Community care in the Netherlands. A total of 521...
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Most persons with dementia in the Netherlands live at home, where they are cared for by informal carers such as family members or friends, who offer this care unpaid. Their care-task poses a high burden on these informal carers, increasing the risk of health problems and social isolation. Many informal carers indicate they want more information on...
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Few personalized e-interventions are available for informal and professional caregivers of people with dementia. The DEMentia Digital Interactive Social Chart (DEM-DISC) is an ICT tool to support customized disease management in dementia. The aim of this study was to improve and evaluate DEM-DISC, its user-friendliness and usefulness and to investi...
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Een gezonde mond is belangrijk, ook voor ouderen met dementie. Wat de problemen met hun mondgezondheid zijn en wat eraan gedaan kan worden, viel te lezen in het vorige nummer van Denkbeeld. Maar oplossingen bedenken voor adequate mondzorg voor mensen met dementie leidt niet automatisch tot vermindering van de problemen. Daarvoor is een goede invoer...
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Objectives: In the Netherlands, many community-dwelling people with dementia and behavioral disturbances and their family caregivers receive mental health care from a community psychiatric nurse (CPN). To promote continuity of care for these persons after moving to a nursing home, a transfer intervention was developed. The aim of this explorative...
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Background Interventions to improve palliative care encounter challenges beyond the usual implementation problems because of palliative care’s complex and changing character. In this study, we explored barriers and facilitators faced by health-care professionals in five European countries (England, Germany, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands) with r...
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Background In this study, the transition of a nursing home based psychogeriatric day care centre to an easy-access community day care centre plus caregiver support (DC-plus CS) is followed closely. The transition was based on the proven effective Meeting Centres Support Program. Method By means of qualitative analysis of documents and interviews wi...
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To support the growing number of community-dwelling persons with dementia, alternative solutions, such as assistive technologies, are needed. In the European Rosetta Project, three separate ICT systems were improved, integrated, and evaluated with the objective to create one modular system that helps community-dwelling people with mild cognitive im...
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Background The aim of this process evaluation was to provide insight into facilitators and barriers to the delivery of community-based personalized dementia care of two different case management models, i.e. the linkage model and the combined intensive case management/joint agency model. These two emerging dementia care models differ considerably i...
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Purpose: This research aimed to integrate three previously developed assistive technology (AT) systems into one modular, multifunctional system, which can support people with dementia and carers throughout the course of dementia. . In an explorative evaluation study, the integrated system, called Rosetta, was tested on usefulness, user-friendlines...
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COMPARING CASEMANAGEMENT CARE MODELS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS: THE DESIGN OF THE COMPAS STUDY: BACKGROUND: Dementia care in The Netherlands is shifting from fragmented, ad hoc care to more coordinated and personalized care. Case management contributes to this shift. The linkage model and a combination of intensive case manageme...
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Background: In the European Rosetta project three separate, previously developed, ICT systems were improved and integrated to create one modular system that helps community-dwelling people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia in different stages of the disease. The system aims to support them in daily functioning, monitor (deviations from)...
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Background. The Meeting Centers Support Programme (MCSP) offers information and practical, emotional and social support to persons with dementia and their carers in local community centers. In this study the support programme was evaluated by participants (persons with dementia and carers) who utilized the MCSP for at least three months. Methods. D...