Personalised support for informal caregivers of people with dementia
Dementia is a slowly progressing disease with a wide range of symptoms. Hence, the needed strategies to interact with people with dementia vary as well as the pre-existing knowledge of family members and informal caregivers. While too much information at a time, e.g. provided via digital solutions, could overwhelm the caregivers and may cause worries, too little information may lose the interest in increasing personal knowledge. This holds not only for general information about care strategies for PwDs, but even more for different stages of the disease and comorbidities.
DemiCare aims to provide personalized support for informal caregivers interacting with people with dementia (PwDs) which is based on the social background (e.g. gender, locality and distance to the PwDs)), pre-existing knowledge and general abilities of the caregiver and the relationship of the PwD and the carer, their social ecosystem, as well on the health status of the person with dementia.
Through the sound and continuous user involvement, making use of co-design, requirement analyses as well as multi-method evaluations, DemiCare will provide innovative design approaches:
Continuous health monitoring of persons with dementia is a great challenge and requires specialized devices and tools matching the needs of this very special target group, e.g. since very often the purpose of the monitoring can’t be communicated or gets forgotten.
See more at DemiCare website https://demicare.app/
The DemiCare project has been funded by the Active and Assisted Living programme. AAL is a European programme funding innovation that keeps people connected, healthy, active and happy into their old age.
AAL supports the development of products and services that make a real difference to people’s lives – for those facing some of the challenges of ageing and for those who care for older people if they need help.
The project has an overall budget of 2.029.091,76€ , to which the AAL will contribute with 1.477.535,07€.
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