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How to best meet the needs of people with dementia with severe behavioural disturbances. Toward a respectful and cost-effective model

Objective

The RECAGE project will tackle one of the most challenging problem arising during the clinical course of dementia: the so-called Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The current state-of-the-art of the treatment of these symptoms is still unsatisfactory and there are many unmet needs in this area. The major objective of the project will be to assess the effectiveness of an intervention, the special medical care unit for patients with BPSD (SCU-B), that, albeit already implemented in some European countries, is not widespread and has not been sufficiently studied so far, although it seems to be promising for its short-term efficacy (alleviating BPSD and improving quality of life of PwD) and possibly for its long term efficacy.
In order to achieve this goal, RECAGE will proceed in three steps:
1) A prospective cohort study, comparing the activity of the centres endowed with a typical SCU-B with that of the other participating centres lacking this facility; the efficacy and the cost-effectiveness of the proposed intervention will be tested in the prospective study. The expected benefits are socially appreciable: improving quality of life of persons with dementia, lessening caregivers' burden, possibly delaying institutionalisation
2) A conference aiming at adapting the SCU-B model in accordance with the results of the cohort study, not only regarding its main endpoints, but also comparing the experience and the different ways of operating of the participating centres and the different socio-political context in which they act
3) A plan for scaling up the intervention in the countries who take part in the study, but where SCU-Bs are absent or sporadic as Italy and Greece.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE EUROPEA DI RICERCA BIOMEDICA-FERB ONLUS
Address
Corso Magenta 56
20123 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 622 463,44

Participants (18)

SYKEHUSET INNLANDET HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 129 000
Address
Furnesvegen 26
2382 Brumunddal
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 236 500
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION HOSPITALIERE DE BRUXELLES-CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE SAINT PIERRE

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 12 153,31
Address
Rue Haute 322
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE DI MODENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 167 485,01
Address
Via S. Giovanni Del Cantone 23
41121 Modena
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 159 818,75
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZENTRALINSTITUT FUER SEELISCHE GESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 425,64
Address
Square J 5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA SOCIO SANITARIA TERRITORIALE DI MANTOVA(ASST DI MANTOVA)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 385
Address
Strada Lago Paiolo 10
46100 Mantova
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 500
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLINICHE GAVAZZENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 885,41
Address
Via Mauro Gavazzeni 21
24125 Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 770,84
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 999,69
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 68 521,25
Address
Via Aldo Moro 52
40127 Bologna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MEDIOLANUM CARDIO RESEARCH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 166,66
Address
Piazza Giovine Italia 5
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALZHEIMER ITALIA - FEDERAZIONE DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI ALZHEIMER D'ITALIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 310
Address
Via Alberto Da Giussano 7
20145 Milano
Activity type
Other
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA NOSOY ALZHEIMER KAI SYGGENON DIATARACHON SOMATEIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 78 860
Address
Petroy Sindika 13
54643 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other
ETAIRIA NOSOU ALZHEIMER KAI SINAFONDIATARAXON ATHINON SOMATEIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 73 417,50
Address
M Moussourou 89 And Stilponos 33 Street
116 36 Athina
Activity type
Other
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 167 375
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations