Deltaplan Dementie

This is the shortened English version of the Deltaplan Dementie website. The Deltaplan Dementie ended on December 31, 2020 after eight successful years. During that period, it was the bulky Netherlands National Program in the field of dementia. With the aim of finding an answer to the strong increase in the number of people with dementia.

The Deltaplan Dementie was built on three pillars:

  • Research program Memorabel, to prevent or cure dementia
  • Improvement program Dementiezorg voor Elkaar, to enhance quality of support and care
  • Campaign Samen dementievriendelijk, creating a dementia friendly society.


The Delta Plan for Dementia ran for 8 years and ended at the end of 2020. Many hundreds of organizations were involved in all kinds of ways: in the implementation, as a member of the cooperative or as a participant in one of the programs. Together they have made the Delta Plan for Dementia a success.


The National Dementia Strategy of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is now building on this. On the results of more than a hundred studies to better understand, diagnose and prevent dementia. On new insights for the practice of care and treatment. On improved regional cooperation and the new Care Standard for Dementia. In a society that is more aware than ever of dementia, is more aware of its importance and is better equipped to deal with people with dementia in a correct and respectful way.