Dementia is increasingly becoming a key societal and demographic challenge, some aspects of which DANDEC’s intervention is designed to target. To prepare for the implementation of the intervention in different countries, DANDEC intends to collaborate with local health and social policy authorities, public administrative bodies, and professional education boards across the Danube Region.
DANDEC’s intervention concept is technology based. It has three components:
- an online information and support program for non-specialists care professionals,
- a telemedicine platform for knowledge transfer between an interdisciplinary panel of specialists and healthcare professionals in primary care, and
- the promotion of assistive technology devices and systems for people with dementia as well as informal and formal carers.
The consortium will test this intervention through a pilot study at selected sites to assess its impact and benefits before it is offered across the Danube region as a whole.
Beginning in 2018, the DANDEC group moved into a new phase and launched the INDEED research consortium funded in the INTERREG-Danube scheme of the European Union. Please view more here.