Swedish Dementia Centre – for a Dementia Friendly Society

The Swedish Dementia Centre is the national centre for excellence in the field of dementia. The centre collects, structures and disseminates knowledge about dementia. One of our principal tasks is to strengthen the links between research and practice and to communicate evidence based knowledge in a practical setting to health and social care givers. In collaboration with authorities and organisations, we work to inspire and promote the development of a more dementia-friendly society.

The website is divided into six areas; About dementia, Living with dementia, Working with dementia, Research, Education and Publications. It contains new research findings, current university programmes and courses as well as scales for diagnosis. There is also a calendar for upcoming events and conferences as well as a news section. We also run another website dedicated to young family members.

The education platform with more than 490 000 users contains online courses for various professional categories and for family caregivers. All courses are free of charge and available to everyone.

Other communication channels include newsletters, Twitter, Facebook and podcasts. Every year we participate and arrange workshops and conferences in Sweden and abroad.

Information sheets in different languages have been produced and are free of charge to download. The sheets cover different dementia-related topics. We will continuously post new subjects as soon as they become available. You can find the information sheets here (new window)

More about us 

The Swedish Dementia Centre (SDC) was founded in 2008. The commission of creating a national centre for excellence in dementia care was given to two foundations, Silviahemmet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, by the the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare. SDC became an independent foundation in 2013.

SDC is financed through governmental support and grant organizations. Our commission is to:

  • collect, structure and disseminate knowledge about dementia and dementia care
  • compile evaluations and research results
  • develop more practically orientated knowledge
  • facilitate translation of research and implementation of new knowledge into nursing and care, interventions and social policy
  • be a link between research, practice and decision makers
  • be the hub of a national network for research and development units.

Our vision is to...

The Swedish Dementia Centre (SDC) was founded in 2008. The commission of creating a national centre for excellence in dementia care was given to two foundations, Silviahemmet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, by the the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare. SDC became an independent foundation in 2013.

SDC is financed through governmental support and grant organizations. Our commission is to:

  • collect, structure and disseminate knowledge about dementia and dementia care
  • compile evaluations and research results
  • develop more practically orientated knowledge
  • facilitate translation of research and implementation of new knowledge into nursing and care, interventions and social policy
  • be a link between research, practice and decision makers
  • be the hub of a national network for research and development units.

Our vision is to be a centre of excellence that gradually builds up a bank of knowledge within the area of dementia, and actively promotes development in care of persons with dementia – towards a more dementia-friendly society.

Board 

Photo: the board

From left: Helena Bonnier, Commissioner of the board of Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Maria Eriksdotter, Commissioner of the board of Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, Ewa Samuelsson, Chairman, Gunnel Färm, Commissioner of the board of Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Torun Boucher, Co-chairman and Chair of the Elderly Committee, Stockholm municipality and Ann-Charlotte Roupe, Supervisor Silviahemmet day care.

Photo: the board

From left: Helena Bonnier, Commissioner of the board of Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Maria Eriksdotter, Commissioner of the board of Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, Ewa Samuelsson, Chairman, Gunnel Färm, Commissioner of the board of Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Torun Boucher, Co-chairman and Chair of the Elderly Committee, Stockholm municipality and Ann-Charlotte Roupe, Supervisor Silviahemmet day care.

Steering group 

Wilhelmina HoffmanWilhelmina Hoffman,
Chief Executive Officer of Swedish Dementia Centre
and Silviahemmet. Geriatrician

          

Gunilla Nordberg

Gunilla Nordberg,
Deputy Director, Head of Research & Development. Nurse and Phd.

 

 

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Wilhelmina HoffmanWilhelmina Hoffman,
Chief Executive Officer of Swedish Dementia Centre
and Silviahemmet. Geriatrician

          

Gunilla Nordberg

Gunilla Nordberg,
Deputy Director, Head of Research & Development. Nurse and Phd.

 

 

Ann-Christin KärrmanAnn-Christin Kärrman,
Development manager for health and social care. Nurse.

Who´s who 

Wilhelmina HoffmanWilhelmina Hoffman
President
Tfn +46 8 690 58 40
wilhelmina.hoffman@demenscentrum.se

Gunilla Nordberg

Gunilla Nordberg
Vice President/Ph.D
Tfn +46 8 690 58 25
gunilla.nordberg@demenscentrum.se

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Wilhelmina HoffmanWilhelmina Hoffman
President
Tfn +46 8 690 58 40
wilhelmina.hoffman@demenscentrum.se

Gunilla Nordberg

Gunilla Nordberg
Vice President/Ph.D
Tfn +46 8 690 58 25
gunilla.nordberg@demenscentrum.se

Ann-Christin KärrmanAnn-Christin Kärrman                
Development Manager, Health & Social Care
Tfn +46 8 690 58 36
ann-christin.karrman@demenscentrum.se

Sara Hjulström

Sara Hjulström
Coordinator
Tfn +46 8 690 68 77
sara.hjulstrom@demenscentrum.se 

Magnus Westlander

Magnus Westlander
Head of Public Relations
Tfn +46 8 690 58 83
magnus.westlander@demenscentrum.se

Helle Wijk

Helle Wijk
Professor / Education
Tfn +46 8 690 68 50
helle.wijk@gu.se

Malin GrindeMalin Grinde
Educational Media Specialist
Tfn +46 8 690 58 58
malin.grinde@demenscentrum.se

bild på Olga ShyshkoBoel Karlin
Educational Media Specialist
Tfn +46 8 690 58 90
boel.karlin@demenscentrum.se

Laila BeckerLaila Becker
Development Manager, "Stjärnmärkt"
Tfn +46 8 690 68 57
laila.becker@demenscentrum.se

Sofia Tsinadze
Graphic Designer/Digital Project Manager 
Tfn +46 8 690 58 30
sofia.tsinadze@demenscentrum.se

 

Christina NemellChristina Nemell
Editor
Tfn -46 73 963 02 67
christina.nemell@demenscentrum.se

Yanan LliYanan Li
Photographer
Tfn +46 73 631 12 18
fotofilmse@gmail.com