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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Net EU contribution
€ 813 267,50
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 716 569,40
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CAPITAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
10 Youanmenwai
Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 534 056,25
VITALHEALTH SOFTWARE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 272 187,50
Address
Zonneoordlaan 17
6718 TK Ede Gld

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 176 625,00
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 39 562,50
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE TOULOUSE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 137 500,00
Address
Rue Viguerie 2 Hotel Dieu Saint Jacques
31052 Toulouse Cedex 3

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALZHEIMER EUROPE
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 52 500,00
Address
Rue Dicks 14
1417 Luxembourg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 256 829,35
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex Brighton and Hove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00