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Self-management interventions and mutual assistance community services, helping patients with dementia and caregivers connect with others for evaluation, support and inspiration to improve the care experience

Objective

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO, ADI), 44 million people around the world have some form of dementia, for which there is no effective intervention, to halt or reverse the progressive cognitive impairment. 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.

In this project, we will build a mHealth application that is specifically targeted to caregivers and patients with mild to moderate dementia. The result is CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: a tool integrating a broader diagnostic approach, incorporating the live-in family caregiver-patient dyad and considering this dyad as the unit of care.

CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD will provide value-added services based on social networks, tailored interventions, clinical strategies and gamification for improving quality of life for dementia’s patients and caregivers that allow them to live in the community for as long as possible.

The project will comprise three phases: first, we will develop new services for patients with mild to moderate dementia and their respective caregivers to an existing application.

In the second phase, we will conduct a user-centric analysis to re-design the existing application for patients with mild to moderate dementia. 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 adapted to the users’ needs.

In the third phase, we will pilot the optimised application with 550 dyads (patients and their respective caregivers) and 550 controls. This will show the clinical and social benefits for patients and caregivers, as well as financial benefits for the healthcare system.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 381,64

Participants (7)

MOBILESDYNAMICS SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 893,11
Address
Cl Pallars 147 P2
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 692 775
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC
Greece
EU contribution
€ 336 500
Address
11 El Venizelou Str
551 33 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOCIETA COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 631 015,43
Address
Via Saffi 4
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA DEL BAGES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 415 894,01
Address
Avinguda Universitaria 4-6
08242 Manresa
Activity type
Other
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE ROUEN
France
EU contribution
€ 689 875
Address
Rue De Germont 1
76031 Rouen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 520 864,56
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations