‘AN INCLUSIVE WORLD WHERE PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA ARE AND REMAIN EQUAL participants, THAT IS MY DREAM.’
As the eldest in a family of four with a mother who is a nurse, care has always been part of his life. So, the choice to study Higher Vocational Education nursing and Care Ethics and Policy was a logical step, the choice to work with people living with dementia was not. During a compulsory internship, he was introduced to dementia care and has not been able to let go of it since.
Currently, he contributes to dementia care in his own and modern way, by not only observing and studying people living with dementia, but by living with them permanently on the closed ward in a nursing home. He focuses on having fun and maintaining personal contact with all his housemates to create moments of happiness and thus improve their quality of life.
‘I STAND UP FOR THOSE WE SO OFTEN FORGET, PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA.’
Teun is a young and passionate co-founder and ambassador of the Article 25 Foundation, who has gained many loyal followers both online and offline. Toebes often appears in the media and is seen as an inspiring face of dementia care in Europe. Toebes has won several awards for his work and initiatives, strengthening Teun’s mission to make dementia care more humane worldwide.