Prevention and cure of dementia

Scientific research is essential to be able to prevent or cure dementia. The Deltaplan for dementia facilitates cutting-edge research that will give us a better understanding of how dementia occurs and how to prevent it, as well as points of action for diagnosis and treatment. Also, it facilitates the development and implementation of effective and workable tools, interventions, care models, and innovations designed to improve the quality of life, as well as the quality and efficiency of integrated care and support, for people with dementia and their carers.

‘Memorabel’ is the research programme of the Deltaplan for dementia. The Netherlands participates in the European Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) in the context of the research and innovation programme ‘Memorabel’. In cooperation with the Dutch government, health care organisations, companies, and researchers, aim to fund excellent research that focuses on four themes: Cause and mechanism of the disease; Diagnosis; Treatment and prevention; Efficient care and support. Currently about 100 researchers are active within this programme.


The four themes mentioned above are based on the research agendas of the Dutch Alzheimer’s Society, the JPND, and the needs and wishes of people with dementia and their carers, scientists, and healthcare professionals. ZonMw, the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, carries out the research programme Memorabel.


Read more about the research programme

Read the English excerpt of the research programme (pdf)