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Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology (DISTINCT)

Project description

Dementia: Intersectorial strategy for an effective research training and innovation network

Alzheimer’s disease is a plague for ageing societies. There is no effective cure or treatment for symptoms of dementia or its early detection. A new, multidisciplinary approach is needed. The EU-funded DISTINCT project will focus on research on new technology solutions by creating a wide partnership of world leading research institutions and organisations from different sectors and fields. They will work closely with INTERDEM, a group of 180 outstanding academics and researchers from European countries. The results of the project will pave the way for developing an effective approach for early detection of dementia and new strategies to support patients and their caregivers.


The main aim of DISTINCT will develop a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework for Europe aimed at improving technology and care for people with dementia and their carers, and to use coherent themes an.d interrelated ESRs within DISTINCT to provide the evidence to show how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia. The unique collaborative partnership DISTINCT comprises 9 world leading research organisations plus IDES an SME for technology, research and care, with 9 collaborative partners who include Alzheimer Europe, the leading non-academic sector organisation representing people with dementia and carers within Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the global voice on dementia representing an international federation of Alzheimer’s associations, the World OT Federation, other major universities and 2 other SMEs. The consortium is the ideal team to offer interdisciplinary, intersectorial, and international perspectives with 8 countries, 3 international organisations, key sectors and the right range of disciplines. The academic and non-academic partners within DISTINCT will be closely involved with INTERDEM, a well-established, interdisciplinary European collaborative research network of 180 leading academics and researchers in 20 European countries with an aim to improve early detection and timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia


Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
University park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)