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Remco Tuijt

Name:

Remco Tuijt

Job title:

PhD Student

Place of work / study:

University College London

Area of Research:

Post-diagnostic dementia care

How is your work funded?

Alzheimer’s Society (PRIDEM Centre for Excellence)

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am 26 and from the Netherlands, I have currently been living in London for the past 5 years. After finishing my degree, I worked on the Alzheimer’s Society funded IDEA project at UCL, which was a feasibility trial looking to see if Behavioural Activation was suitable and acceptable for people with mild dementia. The face to face work I have done with people with dementia and their families remains a constant inspiration and motivator for me. I am using that now in my PhD which is using interviews to explore healthcare experiences for people with dementia, their carers and their healthcare professionals.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I have lived in in 6 different countries (Portugal, Brazil, Australia, The Netherlands, USA and UK)

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I originally studied psychology and neuroscience and was very interested in the biology of the brain, after specialising I realised I was very interested in working with people with dementia to live the best life they can.

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