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Prevention of Dementia using Mobile phone Applications

Objective

Background: The projected steep rise in global dementia prevalence will largely occur in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and vulnerable populations in high-income countries (HIC). Up to 30% of all dementia is attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors. Mobile Health (mHealth) technology allows for scalable and widely implementable prevention programs using self-management for improvement of dementia risk factors.

Objective: To make dementia prevention strategies accessible to populations in LMIC and vulnerable populations in HIC using mobile health technology.

Methods: For this implementation project we will build upon the operational ‘Healthy Ageing Through Internet Counselling in the Elderly’ eHealth platform for self-management of risk factors for dementia and cardiovascular disease. Within vulnerable populations in HIC and in LMIC we will assess barriers and facilitators to adapt the existing eHealth platform to a culturally appropriate mHealth (smartphone) platform for self-management of dementia risk factors.
We will use a blended care approach with participants receiving remote personalized support by a health coach to improve their lifestyle and actively reduce their risk of dementia. The adapted mHealth platform will be evaluated in a randomised implementation trial in 2400 older people at increased risk of dementia in China and a vulnerable population with low SES in UK. Main outcomes are implementation outcomes such as acceptability, feasibility and sustainability of our mHealth intervention, costs, and effectiveness on dementia risk reduction

Relevance and impact
PRODEMOS addresses the HCO-07 call by building on an existing eHealth intervention that will be adapted to an mHealth platform for dementia prevention, specifically tailored to vulnerable populations in HIC and LMIC, and will be implemented in multiple settings to pave the way towards a scalable, global strategy for dementia risk reduction.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone

Call for proposal

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

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 813 267,50

Participants (7)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 516 973,75
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAPITAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
10 Youanmenwai
Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VITALHEALTH SOFTWARE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 272 187,50
Address
Zonneoordlaan 17
6718 TK Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 176 625
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 177 062,50
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALZHEIMER EUROPE
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Rue Dicks 14
1417 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 425
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments