INDEED Innovation for Dementia in the Danube Region

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As a consequence of demographic change, dementia is a growing societal challenge in the Danube region. However, the quality of dementia care lags behind European standards in terms of knowledge, skills and cooperation of healthcare professionals, availability of specific services, and use of assistive technology. The Danube region also suffers from emigration of healthcare workers.

The main objective of INDEED is to improve dementia care in the Danube region and contribute to the implementation of national dementia strategies with the scope of enhancing the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers. In a collaborative effort of partners from 10 countries INDEED creates an information and skill-building intervention for institutions involved in dementia care and their members or employees, including health and social services, professional associations, governmental authorities, public administrations and private enterprises.

The INDEED project has created an educational and skill-building intervention for multiple occupational groups involved in dementia care. Through enhancing the capacity of professionals for optimally dealing with the medical, psychological, interpersonal and organisational challenges associated with dementia the project aims to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their informal (family) carers. The three components of the intervention (education, integration, innovation) respond to three major gaps that exist in dementia care in many countries of south-eastern Europe:

  • lack of dementia-specific knowledge and skills among professionals involved in dementia care,
  • poor interprofessional collaboration and coordination,
  • absence of key services such as day care, home helpers or carer support.

The intervention is available in a traditional format (workshop materials) and as an online training platform.The online training platform comprises 3 modules: an interdisciplinary training (CAMPUS), a networking tool (CONNECT), and a business consulting service (COACH). Through the existing multilingual educational programme, its modular structure and the convenient multimedia online format, the INDEED project is ideally suited to provide professionals with suggestions and solutions how to maintain the quality of life of people with dementia, how to intensify interaction and collaboration and how to adapt and innovate service delivery in times of social distancing and lockdown.

The project has also a 6 months extension that will be ended by December 31, 2021.

The ambitious aim of the project extension is to complement, within 6 months, the existing INDEED educational intervention by a chapter on the management of dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in times of social distancing and lockdown abd is in line with the “EU response to COVID-19” (2020) which emphasises the need for supporting “experts training” (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_604).

The extension chapter will focus on: the specific needs of people with dementia brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and how to meet them; the specific needs of family carers; the requirement of more intensive interprofessional communication, collaboration and coordination; the creation of alternative ways of service delivery in times of restricted face-to-face contact and consultation including good-practice examples.

Innovation for Dementia in the Danube Region
Start date
01-07-2018
End date
31-12-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1.963.600,02EUR
ERDF Contribution: 1.600.439,50EUR
IPA Contribution: 55.836,50EUR
ENI Contribution: 12.784,00EUR
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Library

Filename Date of upload
INDEED factsheet on piloting workshops results 09-03-2021 09:57:32
INDEED Trailer_English 12-11-2019 17:19:32
Strategy Statement_3.1-V2 02-06-2019 20:07:30
INDEED Policy Brief 29-05-2019 18:47:47
INDEED Flyer 29-05-2019 18:44:09
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Technical University of Munich Lead partner a.kurz@tum.de GERMANY
The Brain Company GmbH ERDF partner peter.hofinger@thebraincompany.net AUSTRIA
Vienna University of Economics and Business ERDF partner Christian.Schober@wu.ac.at AUSTRIA
Bulgarian Society of Dementia ERDF partner Shima_meh@yahoo.com BULGARIA
National Institute of Mental Health ERDF partner ales.bartos@nudz.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
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Project News

  • INDEED - short video of the online learning platform
    - 06-12-2021
    short video of the online learning platform

    The INDEED project team developed a short video with the most important features of the online learning platform! We are kindly inviting you to watch it on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnsSfThaBdA

  • INDEED - UPCOMING EVENT - Conference "Medical Days Dr. Mircia Iorga - Family Physician, Practitioner and Manager"
    - 06-12-2021
    UPCOMING EVENT - Conference "Medical Days Dr. Mircia Iorga - Family Physician, Practitioner and Manager"

    Our INDEED project will be presented to the Conference "Medical Days Dr. Mircia Iorga - Family Physician, Practitioner and Manager" that will take place in a virtual format, during December 9-11! We'll come back with more details after the...

  • INDEED - 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference
    - 06-12-2021
    31st Alzheimer Europe Conference

    We are happy to announce that our INDEED project was presented to the 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference “Turning necessity into virtue” that was organised virtually from 29 November to 1 December 2021. The presentation “How COVID-19 may shape...

  • INDEED - INTERDEM ANNUAL MEETING 29 NOVEMBER 2021
    - 06-12-2021
    INTERDEM ANNUAL MEETING 29 NOVEMBER 2021

    Our INDEED project was presented to INTERDEM Annual meeting, annex to Alzheimer Europe’s conference, a virtual meeting that took place on November 29, 2021. The presentation authored by dr. Alexander Kurz and Lea Pfaeffel, “INDEED online: an...

  • INDEED - NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF FAMILY DOCTORS, ROMANIA, NOV 4-7 2021
    - 08-11-2021
    NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF FAMILY DOCTORS, ROMANIA, NOV 4-7 2021

    An important event took place last week in Romania - the National Conference of Family Doctors, an online event, with more than 2000 registered physicians. Our INDEED project was presented by Georgeta Popovici and Daciana Toma, with focus on the...

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