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Support, Monitoring and Reminder Technology for Mild Dementia

Objective

As Europe’s population is ageing, long-term care for elderly citizens will become an increasing cost for society. To manage this transition healthcare policies in the EU and individual Member States are heavily focussed on extending the independent life of the elderly, with the dual aim of increasing their quality of life and reducing the costs of care. Dementia affects more than 6% of people aged 60+ and has a devastating effect on their independence – to date, there is no proven intervention to help dementia patients live a fulfilling life for longer.

In this project we will build on an innovative patient support tool to develop a mHealth application that is specifically targeted to patients with mild dementia. The tool will help patients to adhere to their treatment and share data with their carers and doctors; carers will use the same application to monitor patients more easily and share their own well-being with doctors. This will slow the patients’ cognitive and functional decline, avoid carers getting exhausted and reduce costs of emergency care.

Our project will comprise two phases: first we will use digital accessibility tools to re-design the existing application for dementia patients. The development will be steered by patients, carers and doctors, through user-centric design: we will collect feedback on each new version of the application until the design is perfectly adapted to the users’ needs. In the second phase we will pilot the optimised application with 1,100 users (patients + carers) and 1,100 controls. This will show the clinical and social benefits for patients and carers, as well as financial benefits for the healthcare system.

Successful delivery of the pilot will increase patients’ adherence to treatment (10 %-points), while improving the quality of life of carers and patients. It will save healthcare providers €1,818 / patient / year in care costs and will generate revenue of over €18 million / year for the consortium (Year 5).

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 537 265

Participants (11)

ALZHEIMER EUROPE

Participation ended

Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 67 620
Address
Rue Dicks 14
1417 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
ATHENA I.C.T. LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 115 150
Address
Nahal Dolev St. 48
9962140 Beit Shemesh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HANDLE MY HEALTH LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Lower Court 3 Copley Hill Innovation Park
CB22 3GN Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 875
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITYNHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 78 016,18
Address
Trust Head Office The Lodge The Chase
SS11 7XX Wickford
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORCI SANITARI DE TERRASSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 358 498,12
Address
Carretera De Torrebonica S/n
08227 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEX INNOVATION CENTRE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 169 187,50
Address
Rumjancevova 696/3
460 01 Liberec
Activity type
Other
SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 585 270
Address
Avenida De La Constitucion 18
41071 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BLEKINGE TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 902 583,12
Address
Campus Grasvik
371 79 Karlskrona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UC LIMBURG
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 346 901,25
Address
Campus Diepenbeek Agoralaan Gebouw B Bus 1
3590 Diepenbeek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEALTHBIT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 787,13
Address
Kajaine House 57 - 67 High Street
HA8 7DD Edgware
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)