People with Dementia in Hospitals

Related Projects

In order to improve the situation of and care provided to people with dementia in hospitals, the Robert Bosch Stiftung already supports several model projects, which are briefly presented below.


Geriatric-Clinical Station for Patients Suffering from Acute Dementia (GISAD)

GISAD was founded in 2004 as a small, specialized six-bed treatment unit at the Agaplesion Bethanien Hospital in Heidelberg (Agaplesion Bethanien Krankenhaus Heidelberg). It serves as a model for optimizing inpatient care of patients with dementia, and was adopted into the hospital’s standard care offering after the project was completed. Since then, various hospitals have set up treatment units based on this model.

Rehabilitation of Dementia Patients with Femoral Neck Fractures

The geriatrics research group at the Charité university hospital in Berlin (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) developed a rehabilitation concept for patients with light to moderate dementia who have suffered a femoral neck fracture. The evaluation showed that dementia patients can also be successfully rehabilitated when the treatment provided is tailored to their specific needs.

Improving Care of Dementia Patients in Hospitals

The Lübbecke Hospital (Krankenhaus Lübbecke) studied how to enhance the care provided to people with dementia in acute care hospitals through the involvement of their relatives and others affected, and as a result, how to improve the overall level of care provided to dementia patients in acute care hospitals. A concept was developed to improve care that can also be applied to comparable institutes.

People with Dementia in Hospitals - a Bavaria-Wide Project

In this project, the Bayern e.V. Bavarian regional branch of the German Alzheimer’s Association (Deutschen Alzheimer Gesellschaft) wants to improve the situation of dementia patients in hospitals, as well as that of their relatives, by implementing concepts in hospitals that are sensitive to their needs, by creating offers for relatives, and by training volunteers to offer support services. To go along with these measures, a network will also be established in Bavaria.

Self-Care as an Outpatient Rehabilitation Concept for Dementia Patients (RBK)

From October 2005 to May 2007, a therapeutic outpatient intervention was offered for patients with dementia and their relatives at the Robert Bosch Hospital (Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus). The goal of the program was to prepare the afflicted families for the course of the disease as well as how to handle it. In addition, the program also recommended individual therapeutic activities the respective patients could perform at home with the help of their relatives.


Cordula Hoffmanns
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