Social health and dementia: a European consensus on the operationalization of the concept and directions for research and practice.

In response to the recent proposed reformulation of the WHO definition of health by Huber et al. (2011), and in consultation with members of the European working group of people with dementia, members of the INTERDEM Social Health Taskforce set out to operationalise the proposed three dimensions of social health for people with dementia. These are: the capacity to fulfil one’s potential and obligations; the ability to manage life with some degree of independence; participation in social activities. Droes et al. (2017) provide a consensus based operationalisation of Huber’s concept of social health for people with dementia, identify factors that influence the persons’ capacity within each dimension, interventions that can support social health for the person and make recommendations for research and practice.
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Social health and dementia: a European consensus on the operationalization of the concept and directions for research and practice.
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2017
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Dröes, R.M., Chattat, R., Diaz, A., Gove, D., Graff, M., Murphy, K., Verbeek, H., Vernooij-Dassen, M., Clare, L., Johannessen, A. and Roes, M., 2017. Social health and dementia: a European consensus on the operationalization of the concept and directions for research and practice. Aging & mental health, 21(1), pp.4-17.