“Respite and respect”


D-Care is a two-year European Project, which is implemented by nine partners, from Italy, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, United Kingdom and Greece. The main objective of D-care is to train caregivers of people living with dementia (professionals and non-professionals) and trainers of health professionals. Through the creation of an educational program, they will be able to acquire knowledge and competences necessary for the improvement of quality of life of people with dementia.


The objective of the project is:

  • Develop an approach of care to help people who experience psychosocial difficulties as a result of dementia, to improve their wellbeing, and gain confidence with engaging socially.

  • Train health care professionals and care givers.

  • Improve knowledge on this disease and its consequences and to reflect together on the best means of preserving quality of life, autonomy and the rights of people living with dementia.

  • Contribute to the wellbeing of persons with dementia, by improving the knowledge, skills and developing preventive and care recommendations to their caregivers (professionals and non-professionals).

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D-Care Respect and Respite old couple sitting on sofa