The 2017 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook focuses on the topic of residential care facilities in Europe. It provides an overview of the existing care standards and regulatory requirements these facilities need to meet and addresses key areas that impact on the people in residential care: Physical environment; Staff providing care; Health and social care; End-of-life care; and Abuse and use of restraint.
The information for this comparative report was primarily provided by AE’s national members. For some countries, however, other national experts were also contacted (e.g. Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia and Lithuania). Members of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) were also invited to share their experiences with and views on each of the topics addressed.