Article of the month September
The INTERDEM website committee selected as paper of the month September: Towards capturing meaningful outcomes for people with dementia in psychosocial intervention research: A pan-European consultation by Øksnebjerg L. et al. was selected as an publication of the month September 2018. The paper was published in June 2018 and all authors are INTERDEM members.
This is an original article covering an important topic of which interventions people living with dementia may consider as meaningful. 25 people with dementia from 9 European countries participated in this study. Participants preferred psychosocial interventions that imply social engagement and inclusion. The indicted activities were connected to enjoyment, emotional experiences and enriching their self-esteem and identity, rather then only keeping them active during the day. These findings, that seem to be closely linked to positive psychology approach as well as social health concept, may help in development future psychosocial intervention dedicated to people living with dementia.
Øksnebjerg L, Diaz‐Ponce A, Gove D, et al. Towards capturing meaningful outcomes for people with dementia in psychosocial intervention research: A pan‐European consultation. Health Expect. 2018;00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12799