NWO scholarship for research on nursing competencies needed to increase access to dementia care for Turkish and Moroccan migrants

APH researcher Gözde Duran received a NWO scholarship and has started her PhD research in September. She will focus on which nursing competencies are needed to increase access to dementia care for Turkish and Moroccan migrants with dementia and their informal caregivers.

The number of migrants with dementia increases more than twice as fast compared to native Dutch elderly with dementia. Although dementia care is well developed in the Netherlands, it is hardly used by migrants, in particular from Turkey and Morocco. This raises the question how nurses in general practices and community care can increase the accessibility of appropriate dementia care for migrants and their informal caregivers. Her research will provide more insight in how nurses can recognize, assess and improve the abilities of Turkish and Moroccan migrants with dementia and their informal caregivers to access the care they need.

Prof. dr. Marjolein Broese van Groenou (VU) is supervisor, Dr. Hein van Hout (Amsterdam UMC) is co-supervisor and dr. Carolien Smits (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences) is daily supervisor.