Quotation Schober, Christian. 2019. „Dementia Services in the Danube Region – A Comparative Analysis of Supply and Demand“. 14. Gemeinsamer Österreichisch-Deutscher Geriatriekongress / 58. Kongress der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geriatrie und Gerontologie, Wien, Österreich, 25.05-27.05.


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As a consequence of demographic change, dementia is a major societal challenge in Danubian countries. Prevalence rates among people aged 60 years and over range from 5 % in Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Romania to 7 % and above in Austria, Germany, and Ukraine (E. Stefanova, et al. 2004; OECD 2012). Due to an increase in life expectancy, the number of people with dementia is predicted to rise by 50 % from 2015 to 2030 in eastern and southern Europe (A. Wimo, L. Jönsson. A. Gustavsson, Alzheimer Europe 2009). Some regions are not optimally prepared for this growing challenge. The most frequent shortcomings include insufficient knowledge and poor cooperation among occupational groups involved in dementia care, as well as a lack of dementia-specific facilities such as day care centres. To tackle these challenges, a better understanding of service provision in dementia related health care is necessary. Therefore, the following research question is examined: “How is the supply and demand of dementia services in the Danube region structured in the fields of diagnosis, therapy and care?” Within the Interreg project INDEED – an international and interdisciplinary project, which pursues an improvement of dementia care in the Danube region – a survey on the supply of dementia services is carried out in 14 CEE countries in October 2018. Based on the results, a comprehensive overview of service provision and current challenges in the field of dementia is given. For the first time, a comparison of different types of service providers demonstrates how much demand is met by non-profit organisations, for-profit enterprises, social enterprises, self-employed and family caregivers. In addition, an analysis of the geographical distribution of dementia-specific services determines growing needs in certain areas of the Danube region. By means of the results, opportunities to build up services and support schemes are identified, focusing on the possible role o

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title „Dementia Services in the Danube Region – A Comparative Analysis of Supply and Demand“
Event 14. Gemeinsamer Österreichisch-Deutscher Geriatriekongress / 58. Kongress der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geriatrie und Gerontologie
Year 2019
Date 25.05-27.05
Country Austria
Location Wien

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Schober, Christian (Details)
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Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
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