The Association for Dementia Studies was awarded a European Union research grant in order to carry out potentially vital work in helping people and families living with dementia. The aim of the project, known as MEETINGDEM, supported through the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), was to implement and evaluate the Meeting Centres Support Programme which has achieved great success in the Netherlands. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MSCP) provides an innovative way of supporting people with mild to moderate dementia and their families through an evidence-based, person-centred approach.
The research grant trialled the approach in three countries – the UK, Italy and Poland. Professor Dawn Brooker led the project in the UK in collaboration with Professor Martin Orrell from University of Nottingham (formerly at University College London) and ADS led the work on the evaluation methodology for the whole programme. The ADS team included Dr. Simon Evans, Dr Shirley Evans, Teresa Atkinson, Nicola Jacobson-Wright, Nicky Bradbury and Mike Watts.
The UK research team was funded by the ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) Grant reference: ES/L00920X/1
For more information
- Read the booklet - Meeting Centres Support Programme UK:Overview, evidence and getting started
- Watch the various films below
- Read Meeting Centre Blog
- Follow Meeting Centres on Twitter @MeetingCentres
- Look at the Leominster Meeting Centre Facebook page
- Read this publication
- Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or tel:01905 542531
- The Meeting Centre Trailer (2 Minutes)
- What Is A Meeting Centre
- Who Gets Involved In Setting Up A Meeting Centre?
- How do Meeting Centres help people affected by dementia?
- Adjustment To Change Model
- The Meeting Centre opening - Droitwich Spa
- Prof. Rose-Marie Droes on the Meeting Centre Support Programme
- Adaptive implementation of meeting centres for people with dementia and carers - A short 3 minute video of Professor Rose-Marie Droes speaking about the MEETINGDEM project at the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), held in Budapest, Hungary in April 2016.
- Leominster Meeting Centre
- Polish Meeting Centre
- Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre - Age UK national have published this great video and write up on their visit to the DSMC: ‘Music and Dementia support’
- Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre - Dementia Action Week 2018