To react effectively against the worldwide rising incidence of dementia, new evidence-based concepts are needed. A diagnosis of dementia has first of all dramatic consequences for the affected person. It influences everyday life significantly, changes the quality of social relationships and can lead to social isolation. This illness also challenges our healthcare system. Integrated care models are internationally discussed as a feasible approach to this challenge. One of the main research objectives of the Centre of Dementia Studies is to study the effects of integrated care models such as the Model of Dementia Service Centres and thus substantially contributing to the support of people with dementia and their support providers. The Center further engages in international cooperative projects.
A vital interest of the Center for Dementia Studies is the establishment of open and transparent research structures using methods of “Open Science”.
A 6-Semester Mastercourse is organised by the Center.