On 18th September, CARE4DEM’s partners jointly launched the study “How to support better informal carers of people living with dementia? the untapped potential of web-based support groups”
This report, coordinated by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, constitutes the baseline of the Care4Dem project. Building on a research, as well as on contribution from experts, it gives an insight of the state of play regarding this particular type of support, the development of which remains poorly documented. In particular, the report looks at the methodologies applied, and the competences and profiles of the moderators.
The transnational ESF+ project CARE4DEM, in which Eurocarers is involved as a network as well as our member ANS (Itally), aims to support the development of web-based mutual aid groups for informal caregivers of people with dementia, through the design and the piloting of an innovative model of web-based support group, as well as a competence profile and a blended training for facilitators of such groups.
As such, this publication aims to emphasise a series of useful pointers for the development of an innovative model of web-based mutual aid groups for dementia carers as part of the CARE4DEM project.
The extensive version of the study (English) as well as a summary (English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian) are available on the project’s webpage: http://eurocarers.org/care4dem/index