Title of project or programme
Title of PI Nursing home Evironment Study in relation to Behavioural problems in Dementia (NESBED)
Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
Title Forname Surname Institution Country
dr. Marjolein de Vugt Alzheimer Centrum Limburg Netherlands
prof.dr. Frans Verhey Alzheimer Centrum Limburg Netherlands
prof.dr. Jos Schols Maastricht University / Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Netherlands
Address of institution of lead PI
Institution MUMC / Alzheimer Centrum Limburg
Street Address Dr. Tanslaan 12
City Maastricht
Postcode 6229 ET
  • Netherlands
Source of funding information

Dutch Alzheimer’s Association (Azheimer Nederland)

Total sum awarded (Euro)


Start date of award


Total duration of award in months


The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

dementia, nursing home, behavioral problems, social context

Research abstract in English

Neuropsychiatric problems in dementia are important predictors of nursing home admission. However, also during admission neuropsychiatric symptoms are often problematic for patients and their surroundings. Professional caregivers have to deal with it on a daily basis, which can increase job strain and stress. Neuropsychiatric problems can also decrease the quality of life of patients, sometimes due to medication side effects. There is a lack of knowledge on the influence of the psychosocial context in the nursing home on patient behavioral symptoms in dementia. The current project focuses on the care context (physical as well as psychosocial aspects) in the nursing home on the onset and course of neuropsychiatric problems in dementia patients. It is a longitudinal study with a follow-up of 1 year and measurements every 3 months. Assessments take place in dementia patients, professional caregivers and informal caregivers. In total 200 patients will be included.

Lay Summary
In which category does this research fall?
  • Health and social care research

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Netherlands
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2011
Database Categories: N/A
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