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Improving the quality of life of elderly people by co-ordinating research into malnutrition of the frail elderly

Objective

This project's primary aim is to improve the quality of life of the elderly. Its benefits are likely to be felt most keenly by the frail elderly, those that require constant care by others, but its activities are not confined to this sub-group. It is aimed at T6 of Priority 5 & aims to improve understanding of how diet can promote healthy ageing. The global objectives are to co-ordinate research into the nutrition of the elderly; to improve their quality of life; to reduce public health costs through the prevention of nutrition related diseases; & to encourage the development of nutritionally- balanced food products specially designed for the elderly. The specific objectives of this co-ordination action are to: Co-ordinate European research into nutrition for the elderly Document the state of the art in age-related sensory research & technology, to highlight the most promising areas for development Map current research activities within the ERA Identify suitable technologies & policies that can improve the diet of the elderly, through studies & expert group meetings Survey legislation relating to care for & nutrition of the elderly, highlighting loopholes & best practice Improve the understanding of healthy food options available to care providers for the elderly Develop a set of guidelines & recommendations of best practice for use in the health & care industry. To assist the implementation of these guidelines through implementation workshops Disseminate results through an enhanced website, technology transfer workshops & a staff training programme Promote good communication between the partners & forge permanent research links The main outputs will lead to: Better co-ordinated European research: less duplication of effort, more rapid commercialisation Increased awareness of the problems faced by the elderly Improved guidelines & recommendations for healthcare professionals & policymakers Improved quality of life for the elderly'...

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Address

Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring, 1
Wien

Austria

Participants (32)

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VEREINS ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

Germany

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER ERNAEHRUNGSFORSCHUNG

Germany

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN

Germany

SENDATEK SL

Spain

CAMPDEN AND CHORLEYWOOD FOOD RESEARCH ASSOCIATION GROUP

United Kingdom

WBI TECHNOLOGY LTD

Ireland

INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB

Sweden

SABADELL GENT GRAN, CENTRE DE SERVEIS, SA

Spain

NIZO FOOD RESEARCH B.V.

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Estonia

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

AGE CONCERN TORBAY

United Kingdom

LEATHERHEAD FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD

United Kingdom

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

TECHNOLOGY CODES LTD

Ireland

UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

SAM ASAP SENSORY AND MARKETIN GERMANY GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

France

FROSTA AG

Germany

QUADRATE DIGITAL MEDIUM LIMITED

United Kingdom

INNOVATIVE QUALIFIKATION IN DER ALTENPFLEGE

Germany

FINDUS R&D AB

Sweden

INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION AND FOOD RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

BIMBO SA

Spain

INSTITUT POSTGRADUALNIHO VZDELAVANI VE ZDRAVOTNICTVI

Czechia

UNILEVER NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

BIOZOON GMBH

Germany

BIOAZUL SL

Spain

CHALEX RESEARCH LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506382

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 091 875

  • EU contribution

    € 1 014 728

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria