MNEMOSYNE - Teleassistance services for eldery patients with dementia syndrome, Alzheimer and their family

The Mnemosyne project is conceived to design an online-based platform of health and social care services for individuals with dementia syndrome and Alzheimer, and their relatives.

Main objectives

  • To design an efficient and innovative system that will increase the quality of life for families, carers and patients
  • To design a system that will complement the services provided by health institutions and professional carers
  • To produce a ‘white paper’on policy recommendations to be used as a guideline by health administrations

Activity

The online-based platform should provide innovative means of emotional and informational support for relatives and carers of Alzheimer and dementia patients. It also provides tools for the remote assistance and monitoring of the patients and educational appliances for cognitive stimulation. By conducting a pilot test, the validity of teleassistance home care services for remote therapeutic treatment of dementia and Alzheimer should be researched. The outcomes give partners the opportunity to draw a picture of the state-of-the-art of the sector and to identify the most pressing needs to be addressed.

Leadparticipant

  • Social and Health Services Foundation of Manresa – Catalonia (E)

Participants

  • Pro Mente Upper Austria – Upper Austria (A)
  • Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences Research & Development– Upper Austria (A)
  • Foundation of De Wever – North Brabant (NL)
  • Tartu City Government Department of Social Welfare – Tartu (EST)
  • Polytecnic of Milan - METID Centre – Lombardy (I)

Results            

By means of the partners’ joint collaboration, the Mnemosyne project has evaluated and tested the viability of using online-based health and social systems of teleassistance and support for families and carers in charge of Alzheimer patients. The project has not only assessed the benefits of such a multidisciplinary service in closely bounding families and health professionals in the treatment and monitoring of dementia, Alzheimer and other cognitive disorders, but also it has highlighted its potential impact on public policy by identifying mechanisms for the transfer of the project results to national/regional health system institutions.