Professor Myrra Vernooj Dassen, Social Health and Dementia

Professor Dr Myrra Vernooij-Dassen has been involved for many years in psychosocial dementia research. She has been trained as medical sociologist and was director of the Radboud Alzheimer Centre. She is affiliated to the Scientific Institute of Quality of Healthcare of Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She has performed a large body of research on quality of care and quality of life, especially in dementia and palliative care. She is currently engaged in translational and interdisciplinary dementia research. She supervised 32 PhDs. She published more than 250 (inter)national peer reviewed articles. She is chair of Interdem, a pan-European research network on detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia.

Myrra’s presentation focused on the role social health can play following a diagnosis of dementia and the growing evidence base supporting it as a key tool in enabling people to live well with dementia.

You can download Myrra’s presentation slides as a PDF file via this link.

Please watch the video below for Myrra's full presentation.