Het Ventiel, Buddy project

The objective of the project ‘Het Ventiel’, funded in 2015, is to encourage people with young onset dementia to break free from their isolation and engage in activities in a social context together with a buddy, who is also a volunteer. We look for new challenges and interesting alternatives to what is no longer possible. New challenges give new energy, confidence and self-esteem. People with young onset dementia can meet each other in an informal, casual atmosphere and find quality of life by discovering new activities. The condition has a significant financial impact on the families, so to make the project accessible to everyone, everything is free for the participants. The project also gives the partners of people with young onset dementia some breathing space and offers them the understanding of other partners going through the same experience.