Rose Marie Dröes is Professor of Psychosocial care for people with dementia at the Department of Psychiatry of the VU University medical center in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Professor Dröes is Head of the research programme ‘Care and support in dementia’ at this department, partner of the Alzheimer Center of VUmc and Board Member of the Amsterdam Center on Aging. She has great expertise in the development, evaluation and implementation of needs based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their carers.
Professor Dröes was project leader of many national research projects on dementia care and participated in 7 European projects. Since 2014 she is leader of the international INTERDEM taskforce Social Health in Dementia, which published a position paper on this subject in 2017.
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