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In Europe alone, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 10 million people are living with dementia, and that by 2030 these numbers will likely double. The prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease is also set to rise, according to the European Brain Council, with more than 1.2 million patients currently living in Europe. In addition, these patients are often simultaneously afflicted with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

affecTive basEd iNtegratecarfor betteR Quality of Life (TeNDER) is a multi-sectoral project funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. From the end of 2019 to the end of 2022, TeNDER will develop an integrated care model to manage multi-morbidity in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, mainly, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

How TeNDER will work

By combining user-friendly technologies and substantial research experience, our project aims to help improve the quality of life of patients and those who surround them. Moreover, it will test ways to ease communication between different health and care providers who treat patients with multi-morbidities.

To this end, TeNDER will perform 5 large-scale pilots targeting patients who suffer Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s with co-morbidities. In each pilot setting (i.e., in-hospital acute care, at home, and in day- and full-time nursing homes), patients will be monitored using sensors, cameras that capture movement, affective recognition technology, and wristbands that record basic vitals, etc. TeNDER’s technical, legal and ethical experts will ensure that all personal data is protected according the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and that our approach complies with rigorous ethical guidelines.

For more information https://www.tender-health.eu/.

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