November 20, 2018 by Sanne Franzen
On Thursday 8 November I was a speaker at the Divers Elderly Care (DEC) evening symposium about the way we diagnose dementia in diverse elderly people in the Netherlands. Kurt Seghers from Brussels (Belgium) informed the audience about the current status in Belgium and Maria Benabdeljlil from Rabat (Morocco) revealed some of the recent developments in Morocco.
There are very rapid developments with regard to neuropsychology in Morocco, both in the proper professional training necessary to become a neuropsychologist and the tools that neuropsychologists in Morocco will require to assess dementia in the Moroccan context. All sorts of tests are currently being translated, adapted and validated in Moroccan populations. Prof. Benabdeljlil has, for example, looked into the use of the Trail Making Test and the Moroccan Version of the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (click here for these publications) in her research. It’s great to see the enthusiasm of our Moroccan colleagues and I hope we will be able to collaborate on projects for people (originally) from Morocco in the future!
For Dutch people, a full report about the evening was published online, read it here!