Research Projects

This database contains information on EU funded dementia research projects, undertaken since 2007. It is the product of a mapping exercise of European funding programmes for dementia research conducted by Alzheimer Europe in 2020. This database is not an exhaustive resource of information. It contains information about European projects that are funded by European programmes including FP7, H2020, IMI, JNPD, AAL and EU Health.

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A technology pLatform for the Assisted living of Dementia elDerly INdividuals and their carers

ALLADIN

The aim of the project is to utilise state-of-the-art in ICT in order to develop an integrated solution for the  self-management of dementia patients, and develop innovative tools to support this procedure. This  solution can be conceived as an integrated platform enabling distant monitoring of patient status and  facilitating personalised...
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€ 1 980 757
European Countries Involved

Active Living For Alzheimer-patients -ALFA

ALPHA

By means of three different technologies, visual stimulation of mirror neurons in Alzheimer patients, an interactive agenda or diary and a movement monitoring system, people with dementia will be able to improve or sustain their cognitive functions. By developing, integrating and testing these technologies in home-care and residential settings we...
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€ 2 162 987
European Countries Involved

BEHAVIOUR PATTERN BASED ASSISTANT FOR THE EARLY DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

BEDMOND

The BEDMOND project aims at developing an ICT-based system for an early detection of  Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, based on a behavioural change to approach and focused in elderly people while living at home in an Ambient Assisted Living  environment. With such an early detection health professionals can later on apply...

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€ 2 379 179
European Countries Involved

CARELINK for People with Dementia and their community

CARE-LINK

The objective of CARELINK is to deliver a tracking solution that addresses the issue of wandering in People with Dementia (PwD), allowing carers to monitor PwD. Using current machine-learning technologies we will profile user routes that can then be used to build a repository of route patterns to be compared against live routes, thus allowing for...

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€ 2 282 944
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Coaching system for functional exercise training of frail people with dementia

CO-TRAIN

Frailty leads to reduced competence in activities of daily living, independence, as well as secondary health problems and threats, e.g. falls, depression, anxiety and isolation. Frailty in persons with dementia interacts within a “vicious circle”, promoting physical decline. CO-TRAIN will develop a coaching system for functional exercise training...
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€ 2 660 000
European Countries Involved

DayGuide

DayGuide

DayGuide introduces a novel ICT-based system, supporting older adults suffering from mild cognitive impairment and early dementia in their daily life and their families. The system also supports persons living alone with no care person available on a regular basis. Persons with cognitive impairment experience various domestic challenges, depriving...
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€ 2 200 000
European Countries Involved

Early Warning (by lifestyle monitoring) Accompanies Robotics Excellence

eWare

The AAL project eWare “Early Warning (by lifestyle monitoring) Accompanies Robotics Excellence” is focused on improving the lifestyle of people with dementia and their caregivers considering the extreme impact of this disease in the world. Caring for a person with dementia (PwD) can be a significant personal and emotional challenge for informal...
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€ 2 200 000
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Follow.Me

Follow.Me

Follow.Me aims to satisfy people’s desire of monitoring the position of elderly people with different forms of dementia and Alzheimer, in order to prevent danger situations. Caregivers and family members will be able to track their patients and loved ones using geofencing technologies in order to know when they leave or enter a given area, the...
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€ 2 200 000
European Countries Involved

Free Walking Elderly

Free Walker

FreeWalker will integrate several proven components of AAL assistive devices and technologies, for a flexible and versatile solution for guiding and monitoring elderly or impaired persons in the outdoor environment and supporting caregivers by providing emergency information to recover disoriented persons safely. The primary target groups in...
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€ 2 690 000
European Countries Involved

Get Ready For Activity – Ambient  Day Scheduling with Dementia

GREAT

Get Ready For Activity – persuasive ambiences is the modular application of ambient lighting, sound and scents research to create room ambiences for supporting people with dementia (PwD) and their caregivers in their daily activities and structure and positively influence erratic behaviour (depression and agitation) of PwD. The project aims to...
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€ 3 000 000
European Countries Involved

HOME-based ICT solutions FOR the independent living of people with DEMentia and their caregivers

Home4Dem

The overall objective of Home4Dem is to address the challenge of dementia care that is a major burden for industrialised societies, through the large-scale deployment in the market of an innovative ICT platform to enable people with dementia to live at home independently and to maintain an active social life, thus improving their quality of life...
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€ 3 352 100
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Acknowledgement
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).