Article of the month – June 2020
For the month June, the website committee selected the following publication of the month:
Prins M, Veerbeek M, Willemse BM, Pot AM. Use and impact of the Alzheimer Experience: a free online media production to raise public awareness and enhance knowledge and understanding of dementia. Aging Ment Health. 2020. Jun;24(6):985-992. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1579781. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PMID: 30835497.
To tackle stigmatization associated with dementia, in 2012 the Alzheimer Experience was developed. This free online media production, that virtually follows the life of two persons with dementia, shows people what it is like to have dementia, in order to improve their knowledge and understanding of dementia. This study describes the results of the evaluation of the Alzheimer Experience.