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YOUNG-D is a European project on the prevention and management of anxiety, stress and sleep problems in people with early onset dementia (OED).

In a current research project of Odisee University College of Applied Sciences, the researchers of the research team JONG-D explored the needs of people with early onset dementia and developed a six-week psychosocial and behavioral program (JONG-D) that is being piloted within four Flemish day care centers for people with early onset dementia.

By doing so, the effects of this program on primary (anxiety, stress and sleep) as well as on secondary outcomes (QoL, wellbeing and HRV) will be examined and reported.

Based on the knowledge and developed program JONG-D from the former research study of Odisee University of Applied Sciences, European project YOUNG-D is focused on knowledge transfer and implementation of the psychosocial and behavioral program in several European countries.

The overall aim of this project is to increase awareness and knowledge of (future) health care providers in the included EU-partners on psychosocial and behavioral program YOUNG-D in people with early onset dementia in order to prevent and manage anxiety, stress and sleep problems, which in turn increases heart rate variability, wellbeing and quality of life.

The project is carried out in collaboration with 7 partners Belgium, Germany, Holland and Denmark and supported by the Erasmus+ program.

The project period is 18/9-2023-17/9-2024.

  • Coordinator: Odissee, Belgium
  • Partner: Aarhus Kommune – Demens Hjørnet
  • Partner: Ostfalia Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften Hochschule Braunsschweig Wolfenbuttel, Germany
  • Partner: Hanzehogeschool Groningen Stichting, Nederland
  • Partner: Stichting Interzorg Noord-Nederland, Nederland
  • Partner: Familiezorg Oosst-Vlaanderen V.z.W. Belgium
  • Partner: SOSU Ostjylland, Denmark

You can read more about the project here: www.youngd.eu