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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Vascular Dementia: revealing the detrimental synergy between hypertension, micro-strokes and Neuro-Vascular Decoupling"

VD&NVD

Research in recent years has started to provide an alternative view to Alzheimer's etiology emphasizing the role of other factors such as inflammation and brain vascular alterations in the development of Alzheimer. Of major interest is the link between AD and hypertension, another global epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide. Hypertension...
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€ 100 000
European Countries Involved

Vascular Engineering on chip using differentiated Stem Cells

VESCEL

Organs-on-chip hold great promise for the creation of complex and realistic disease models while having the potential to refine, reduce and (partly) replace existing animal models (3R principle). Of all organs, vasculature is extremely well-suited to realize on-chip since it pervades the whole organism, is present in all other organs, its...
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€ 2 250 000
European Countries Involved

Virtual and memory adaptable spaces creating stimuli for the senses in ageing people with dementia

SENSE-GARDEN

There are 47 million people living with dementia worldwide and expected to increase to 131 million by 2050. A person with dementia experiences loss of function, especially memory, eventually affecting verbal communication and ultimately creating disconnection from the close ones such as family and friends. The SENSE-GARDEN project will create rooms...
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€ 2 100 000
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VIrTual BrAin PErfusion: Assessing cerebrovascular function by High Performance Computing from 3D brain vessel network data for vascular-targeted drug development in neurodegenerative diseases.

VITAE

With the recent discovery that brain blood flow decreases — in a statistical and epidemiologic sense — before accumulation of neurotoxic deposits (e.g. amyloid and tau) and before any measurable cognitive deficits, the brain vascular system is increasingly recognized as a key player in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This opens the way...
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€ 149 738
European Countries Involved

ViSionRF: Vital Signal Monitoring using Radio-Frequency Technologies – Standard IF-RI

ViSionRF

Dementia is a syndrome in which there is cognitive function deterioration and memory loss. Alzheimer's disease consists or contributes to 60–70% of dementia cases. At present, worldwide around 50 million people have dementia, but nearly 10 million new cases are added every year. The total number of people suffering from dementia is projected to...
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€ 224 934
European Countries Involved

VPH Dementia Research Enabled by IT

VPH-DARE@IT

The DementiA Research Enabled by IT project responds to the European Parliament's 2011 resolution for a European Initiative on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and the EU Year of the Brain 2014 Initiative. It delivers the first patient-specific predictive models for early differential diagnosis of dementias and their evolution. Its...
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€ 17 899 289

Wedding bells or bedding wells? Lexical and semantic influences on phoneme binding

SEMBIND

This multidisciplinary project examines the mechanisms in the mind and brain that underpin phoneme binding. We explore how knowledge of the sounds and meanings of words prevents their phonemes from recombining (so that errors such as ‘bedding wells’ for ‘wedding bells’ are avoided). Phoneme binding plays a fundamental role in understanding and...
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€ 691 284
European Countries Involved

 Indoor and outdoor NITICSplus solution for dementia challenges

IONIS

Due to ageing of the populations, increasing number of elderly people experience progressive cognitive decline and suffer from dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms affecting people with dementia create an enormous challenge to healthcare and social support systems, as well as individual caregivers. Needs of people with cognitive decline...

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€ 2 309 150
European Countries Involved

 PersOnalized SimulaTion Helping Caregivers to Cope with AlzheimeR Disease 

POSTHCARD

Daily care of Alzheimer patient is a daunting task for formal and informal caregivers that are at risk of exhaustion. The constant evolution of the illness requires to adapt constantly his strategy do deal with the changing behaviour. Although educational material exist, none is fully adapted to the specificity of each situation. With the POSTHCARD...
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€ 2 065 463
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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).