Teun Toebes

T(E)UNe in support

Teun: “As the oldest in a family of four with a mother who is a nurse, care has always been part of my life. Choosing to study nursing at a higher professional level was a logical step then – the choice to work with people with dementia was not. I was introduced to during a compulsory internship and I have not managed to let go of it ever since. Right now, I contribute to dementia care in my own and modern way. To create moments of happiness and stimulate the creation of a society in which people are seen and stimulated. Apart from my pre-masters in Humanities, my roommates and I focus on having fun and maintaining personal contact with each other. At the moment, I live in a nursing home, together with people with dementia.”

Secondary activities
Toebes has won various awards, is a popular (international) speaker, attracts the attention of politicians and was declared ‘Brabander of the year’ by the Dutch Royal Commissioner. He is a young and passionate initiator and ambassador of the foundation sTeun and toeverlaat, which has gained many loyal followers. Furthermore, the 20-year-old ‘krullenbol’ (curly-head) writes for the trade magazine for dementia and is a member of the Break-Out Team. Toebes often appears in the media and is seen as an inspiring face of dementia care.