Høgskolen i Molde
The number and proportion of elderly people in the population will increase considerably in future decades. Many of these individuals will be healthy and live to very old ages. However, many will also live for several years with chronic and complex diseases including cognitive impairment and dementia. Dementia is considered one of the main public health challenges, with a current prevalence of approximately 80,000 in Norway. There is a need for comprehensive and clinically relevant research and professional development on these topics to make it possible to tailor the education of health and social care staff to meet the needs of the service users.