Participation criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosis of dementia according to the ICD-10 classification or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) IV or V
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Mild to moderate dementia, as associated with tMMSE ≥15
  • Ability to read and write
  • Hearing and vision that are sufficiently good to work in a group setting
  • Capacity to give consent for participation in the study
  • Proficient in the language in which the intervention is provided
  • Care partner willing to participate

Exclusion criteria:

  • A diagnosis of alcohol or drug abuse
  • Lewy body dementias, Fronto-temporal lobar degeneration or Semantic dementia
  • A limited life expectancy due to any terminal disease or other serious illness, other than dementia
  • Chemotherapy or radiation treatment ongoing at enrolment
  • Currently participating in health promotion or self-management group


SHAPE is an international, EU funded research project aiming to improve quality of life and well-being for people with early stage dementia. The intervention will be delivered by health providers in Australia, Norway and United Kingdom.

Participate in the project

The recruitment of health providers to participate in the SHAPE project is ongoing, it is still possible to sign up! Click below to find your local information about participating.

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