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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

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.
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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)

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MOBILESDYNAMICS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 893,11

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 692 775

Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 336 500

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOCIETA COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 631 015,43

FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA DEL BAGES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 415 894,01

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE ROUEN

France

EU Contribution

€ 689 875

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 520 864,56

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690211

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 087 198,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 087 198,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain