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Dementia and Farm Life: An interview with Gerke de Boer and Annie Herder


In this interview Gerke de Boer and Annie Herder describe Cornelia Hoeve, which is an old farm house that is now home to twelve people living with dementia. The philosophy of Cornelia Hoeve is centered on stimulation, wellbeing, personal freedom, and the unique qualities of each patient. Cornelie Hoeve is designed to make life pleasant for…

Elder Care in the Netherlands: Interview Compilation


As part of its studies of good practice in elder care, ACCESS Health visited the Netherlands to learn about the Dutch healthcare system and to speak with representatives at a few internationally recognized elder care groups. The attached document includes those interviews.

Home Safety: An interview with Irene Leung, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association


Irene Leung is Chief Executive Officer of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association in Hong Kong. The Senior Citizen Home Safety Association is the largest home safety alarm provider in Hong Kong. The alarm system includes an indoor stationary unit and a mobile unit. One button connects the users with a call center. Staff in…

Elder Care in Hong Kong: Interview Compilation


The following interviews are part of a greater research effort by ACCESS Health to identify best practices in elder care across a number of countries, including Sweden, the Netherlands, mainland China, and Hong Kong.

Dementia Village: An interview with Eloy van Hal


In this interview Eloy van Hal explains how people with dementia live in De Hogeweyk, the Netherlands. De Hogeweyk is a village which is specifically designed for people with dementia. The residents live in small groups together, walk freely through the village and take part in regular community activities. A hairdresser, a supermarket, a restaurant, a…

Regional Cooperation for Elderly Care: An interview with Erik Buskens and Klaske Wynia


As part of a series of case studies on best practices in elder care, Sofia Widén, Program Manager of ACCESS Health Sweden, visited the University Medical Center at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. At the University of Groningen, Sofia interviewed Dr. Erik Buskens and Dr. Klaske Wynia. They discussed the recent National Care for the…

Interview with Dr. Alfred Chan, Elderly Commission of Hong Kong


Dr. Alfred Chan is chairman of the Hong Kong Elderly Commission. He currently heads the Elderly Services Program Plan Steering Group. This group is tasked by the Hong Kong government to reorganize and improve elderly services for the people of Hong Kong.

Interview with Patrick Cheung, Jade Club


Patrick Cheung founded the Jade Club to help the elderly stay active. The Jade Club offers fun, exercise, and social engagement to assisted living or nursing home residents. One of its key programs is chair based dance in which the residents can stand, sit, or lie in bed to perform the dance movements.

Interview with Daan Dohmen, FocusCura


FocusCura is an international eHealth provider. It provides five products which improve the quality of life for seniors and chronically ill. The eHealth solutions of FocusCura give the elderly the opportunity to live independently in their homes

Interview with Elizabeth Hanson: Caring for Caregivers


Previous research in the area of health of informal caregivers provides various explanations to caregiver health and wellbeing. Few previous studies consider the holistic experience and process of informal caregiving as key determinants of caregiver health.

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