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Ears, Eyes and Mind: The ‘SENSE-Cog Project’ to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment

Objective

Mental, cognitive, vision and hearing health problems in elderly people are amongst the top 10 public health challenges in Europe. They frequently occur co-concurrently and have an additive negative effect on quality of life and mental well-being. To address this negative impact, and promote mental well-being, particularly from a gender and minority community perspective, SENSE-Cog's aim is to: (1) understand the inter-relationship of sensory impairments and cognitive and mental health functioning; (2) identify novel means of screening/detection for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes; and (3) translate this knowledge into clinical applications for the mental well-being of EU citizens. Methods: SENSE-Cog will use a ‘mixed methods’ approach with a trans-EU, UK-led, multidisciplinary collaboration of 7 EU countries with academics, SMEs, city government and ‘patient-public voice’ members. We will deliver linked Work Packages (WPs) reflecting 7 themes: (1) exploration: an epidemiological analysis of 5 large EU longitudinal databases to detect risk profiles for good and poor mental health outcomes; (2) assessment: the adaptation/validation of assessment tools for cognition and sensory impairment for vulnerable populations, including the development of a composite e-screen for sensory, cognitive and mental functioning; (3) intervention: a clinical trial of a newly developed ‘sensory support’ intervention; (4) participation: an EU ‘patient and public voice’ and innovative public engagement network to inform the WPs and communicate findings; (5) valuation: health economic and cost effectiveness analyses; & (6) management, governance/ethics. Impact: SENSE-Cog will promote earlier detection of sensory, cognitive and mental impairments to enable swift interventions, prevent deterioration and limit negative impacts.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 409 728

Participants (19)

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 296 554,75
Address
Diogenes Street 6 Engomi
1516 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 350,25
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 305 500
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE COTE D'AZUR
France
EU contribution
€ 75 773,50
Address
Grand Chateau 28 Avenue Valrose
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 826 273,50
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 375
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 37 793,75
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLISCHE HOCHSCHULE FREIBURG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 325
Address
Karlstrasse 63
79104 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Dementia Pal Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Primrose Cottage Twynhams Hill Shirrell Heath
SO32 2JL Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IXICO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 245,48
Address
4Th Floor Griffin Court 15 Long Lane
EC1A 9PN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STARKEY LABORATORIES INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
6700 Washington Ave S
55344 Eden Prairie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORTECH GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 125
Address
Marie Curie Strasse 2
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 120 442,75
Address
Rue De Paris 147
94227 Charenton Le Pont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 079,34
Address
Oskar Von Miller Ring 29
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE NICE
France
EU contribution
€ 335 156,25
Address
Avenue Victoria 4
06003 Nice
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 191 125
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 358 325
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 758 597,68
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
France
EU contribution
€ 79 821
Address
147 Rue De Paris
94220 Charenton-le-pont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)