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Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology (DISTINCT)


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Total Funding
€ 3 998 048
Funding Programme
European Countries Involved

The main aim of DISTINCT will develop a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework for Europe aimed at improving technology and care for people with dementia and their carers, and to use coherent themes an.d interrelated ESRs within DISTINCT to provide the evidence to show how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia. The unique collaborative partnership DISTINCT comprises 9 world leading research organisations plus IDES an SME for technology, research and care, with 9 collaborative partners who include Alzheimer Europe, the leading non-academic sector organisation representing people with dementia and carers within Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the global voice on dementia representing an international federation of Alzheimer’s associations, the World OT Federation, other major universities and 2 other SMEs. The consortium is the ideal team to offer interdisciplinary, intersectorial, and international perspectives with 8 countries, 3 international organisations, key sectors and the right range of disciplines. The academic and non-academic partners within DISTINCT will be closely involved with INTERDEM, a well-established, interdisciplinary European collaborative research network of 180 leading academics and researchers in 20 European countries with an aim to improve early detection and timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia

Project partners

Deutsches Zentrum Fur Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen Ev
National University Of Ireland Galway
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Universiteit Maastricht
Universitaet Bremen
Stichting Vumc
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze
I Mas D Y Empleo Serviconsulting Sl
University College London
The University Of Nottingham

Alzheimer Europe's database on research projects was developed as part of the 2020 Work Plan which received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014–2020).