Living with dementia becomes a reality for an increasing number of individuals, families and communities in Sweden, and therefore it is necessary to ask how one can live a good life with dementia. The reason is demographic - we live longer and get older, and thus the number of people living with dementia increases.
The biomedical model of dementia focuses on cognitive and neurological disabilities in order to manage the disease and to provide medical treatment.
The present program presents a different perspective on dementia: the focus is on what people with dementia can do, and the importance of social networks and the environment for increasing social inclusion and participation.
Through four distinct, but integrated projects, addressing four areas that are crucial to living a good life with dementia: