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New Perspectives on Person-Centred Dementia Care

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Nicola Cornally
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Guest Editor
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, T12AK54 Cork, Ireland
Interests: dementia palliative care; end-of-life care; gerontology; long-term care; advance care planning; family caregivers; shared-decision making
Dr. Catherine Buckley
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Guest Editor
St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Cork & Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, T12AK54 Cork, Ireland
Interests: practice development; person-centred narrative approaches to care; social isolation and socialization of older adults in long term care; elder abuse and dementia care

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many non-communicable diseases are neglected despite causing considerable health burdens. Dementia represents one of the most prevalent and challenging non-communicable diseases within our aging population [1]. The number of people with dementia in the EU-27 is estimated to be 7,853,705, and this figure is expected to nearly double by 2050 to 14,298,6713 [2]. People with dementia often have unmet care needs and engage frequently with health services that struggle to provide a person-centered approach to their care. 

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge and innovation in care for people with dementia living in the community and long-term care settings. Papers detailing new approaches to risk assessment and management in acute/long-term care are also welcome. We are also interested in new and innovative approaches that promote improvement in quality of life, facilitate understanding, and support people with dementia, their families and carers from post diagnostic phase to end-of-life care.    

We will accept manuscripts from different disciplines including humanities social science; epidemiology; intervention studies; risk and health impact assessment; and risk management including healthcare policy and guidelines. We are particularly interested in studies that include people with dementia as co-researchers and studies that use innovative/creative approaches in their methodologies.


  1. Dementia | Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators. Available online: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/bf0d1884-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/bf0d1884-en (accessed on 8 August 2023).
  2. Alzheimer Europe Report Finds People Living with Dementia in Europe will Double by 2050. Available online: https://www.worlddementiacouncil.org/news/alzheimer-europe-report-finds-people-living-dementia-europe-will-double-2050 (accessed on 8 August 2023).

Dr. Nicola Cornally
Dr. Catherine Buckley
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • dementia
  • supportive and palliative care
  • quality of life
  • person-centred care
  • family caregivers
  • nursing care
  • health and well-being
  • social integration
  • communication

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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