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Rabih Chattat

Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY "RENZO CANESTRARI"

Academic discipline: M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology

Research

Keywords: Meeting center support programme for people with dementia Young onset dementia Advance care planning Outcomes measures for psychosocial interventions Young caregivers family relationship and dementia

The meeting center support programe is related to the implementation and evaluation of the adaptation of the programme, developped in the nederlands, in Italy and its benfit in rural areas.

The topic regarding young onset dementia is related to need analysis of people with YOD and their carers in order to develop tailored interventions

the topic of advance care planning is related to the individuation of facilitators, barriers and right time for sharing decisions about future wishes and preference about physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of people with early dementia or with non-comunicable disease

Outcomes measures for psychosoical interventions in dementia are needed in order to evaluate their impact on wellbeing and quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Young caregivers (age < 30 years), caring for their parents,  face specific challenges and have unmet needs which differ from other caregivers. the aim is to outlines their needs and challenges in order to plan adapted interventions.

Quality of the family relationship of people with dementia (also in other chronic) play an important role in promoting adaptation and may influence the disease symptomatology and adaptation.