Received: 14 September 2021
Accepted: 15 November 2021
First Online: 6 January 2022
: VUmc Medical Ethics Committee has approved the research protocol and declared that the study was not subject to the Medical research Involving Human Subjects Act. All participants (persons with dementia, their legal representatives, family, carers, and other interested or relevant parties) will receive written and oral information about the study and will be asked for their written, informed consent before participation in the study. Participants are also informed that participation is voluntary and they can decide at any time to withdraw from the study, without needing to give a reason for doing so. The study is registered via the Dutch Trial Register: NL9219.<i>Potential Harms</i>The researchers foresee no risks or potential harms for the residents with dementia participating in either the Photo-Activity or the General Conversation Activity. There is a possibility that the resident may feel bored or disinterested at the least, or upset at most, during the 30 minute intervention/control session. The researchers will make sure to cover these possible scenarios during the training sessions given to the (in)formal carers and the student observers, so they are adequately prepared to identify when this is the case and how to respond. It is also emphasized to the (in)formal carers that if they observe the resident to be too tired, or no longer engaged with the activity, they can end the session at any time. Residents can also be withdrawn from the study if the professional carers deems that the resident is no longer physically fit to participate.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.