MARIO Project Among Top 25 ICT Projects in European Commission Study

The MARIO project is among 25 projects credited, and the only one in Ireland, with having had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years. The project is also shown on the EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.

Welcoming the listing among the top 25 projects, Professor Dympna Casey INTERDEM member from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway, and MARIO project coordinator, explained: “Loneliness is a key public health concern across many age groups and especially for older people with dementia. We know that social health and social connectedness are important to the quality of life of people with dementia. Human companionship is the best way of promoting social health but the reality is that our health care services do not have the resources to provide this service. So we devised MARIO to be there for people living with dementia.”

For more information about the project see:

The Euronews Futuris feature (including the video at the beginning) can be found here:

Euronews also created a short version of the video with text, which can be found on @euronewsknwldge

MARIO’s Twitter page is @mario__project and the MARIO website is

To read more about the European Commission study, Top 25 influential ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing projects, logon to: