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Let us introduce CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD

CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project aims to build a digital platform tailored for people living with dementia and their caregivers, considering this "dyad" as the unit of care. The platform will offer both a variety of advanced, personalised services that will improve the quality of their lives and enable them to live well in the community for as long as possible.

The services offered by the CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD platform will be based on the collection and analysis of data provided by the end-users or generated through their interaction with the system.  Accessible through user-friendly and easy-to-use interfaces for smartphones, tablets and web browsers, these services will include:

- clinical and psychological services
- personalised care plans
- educational interventions tailored to each user's symptoms
- social networking with other people living with dementia, caregivers and clinicians
- a medication reminder system
- a service for reporting to doctors and medical staff about treatment adherence levels and other importnat clinical information

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD platform will offer multiple benefits for its users through personalised care plans, managing medication and behavioural treatments for both people living with dementia and their caregivers. The individually tailored care plans are expected to reduce stress and the incidence of caregiver burn-out.  The system will discretely monitor users' interaction with the platform, allowing rapid adaptation of the care plan.  Valuable data on the health of people living with dementia and of caregivers will be accessible to healthcare professionals.  These data will inform the evolution of effective care plans and preventive interventions. The introduction of systems such as the CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD platform is expected to reduce the direct healthcare requirements of people living with dementia and their caregivers and to increase their confidence and quality of life, while reducing the costs of care of national health systems.

In order to demonstrate the CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD benefits for its users and to prepare for the sustainable pan-European roll out of the platform, 4 large scale pilots will be carried out for 18 months in Spain, France, Italy and UK. Several workshops will be organised throughout Europe, as well as a major conference at the end of the project.

CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project started in January 2016 and will last for 3 years. It receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 201606 and involves 8 partners from 5 countries.

In order to stay in touch with all project activities, please visit www.caregiversprommd-project.eu and follow us in social media.

The Project Coordinator (Prof. Ulises Cort├ęs, Polytechnic University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech, ia@cs.upc.edu) or any of the project partners will be pleased to provide more information on the project.

Learn More
Dementia and Psychiatric Comorbidity Symptoms Assessment Handbook
The Dementia and Psychiatric Comorbidity Symptoms Assessment Handbook was delivered in April 2016, with the aim to report the results of a thorough review of dementia and co-morbidity symptoms and of the most common validated scales to measure them.
The handbook addresses three target groups: people living with neuro-cognitive disorders, their caregivers and the dyad, i.e. the couple person living with dementia-caregiver, which is considered as the unit of care and represents the main target of the whole project.
This deliverable proposes dedicated scales facilitating the dyad screening, profiling and assessment, to be tested during the pilot phase of the project.

Project News & Events
Keep up with the project's progress!
Progress Meeting of the 1st semester
The 1st progress meeting of CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project was held in Barcelona, Spain, on 27-28 June 2016, at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
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The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project website is launched!
The website of our project is up and running and ready to host all the information related to CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project activities. Visit our website to stay in touch.
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Conference "Strategie Assistenziali per la non-autosufficienza"
CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project was presented in the inter-regional conference "Strategie Assistenziali per la non-autosufficienza" (Care Strategies for non-self-sufficiency) that was held on 20-21 of May 2016, in Iesi, Italy.
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CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD research stand at the Dementia Awareness Day, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
The Dementia Awareness Day event took place at Princes Quay Main Deck, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, UK, on the 18th of May 2016. The event provided information about dementia, falls prevention ...
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Presentation in the event Catalan Digital Health Ecosystem, Mobile World Congress 2016
CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project was presented in the event Catalan Digital Health Ecosystem that took place on the 24th of February 2016 at Fira Gran Via conference facility, during the 2016 Mobile World Congress.
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Project kick-off meeting in Thessaloniki!
CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project was kicked-off in Thessaloniki, Greece, during a two-day meeting attended by representatives of the eight consurtium partners. The meeting took place on 21-22 January 2016 at Electra Palace Hotel ...
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