New INTERDEM Marie Curie project awarded: the DISTINCT project – Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology

An INTERDEM team has been awarded a new 4 year EU Marie Curie Innovation and Training Network grant to support 15 PhDs across Europe study to better understand how to use technology to improve the social health and care of people with dementia and their family carers. DISTINCT will drive Europe to lead the world in research and research training in dementia care and technology offering the greatest opportunity to be translated and disseminated into the real world where people with dementia live and are supported in their local communities.

Many INTERDEM members are involved: Martin Orrell (lead), Frans Verhey, Marjolein de Vugt, Rose-Marie Dröes, Franka Meiland, Manuel Franco, Justine Schneider, Georgina Charlesworth,

Martina Roes, Lieve de Block, Iva Holmerova, Dympna Casey and Karin Wolf-Ostermann.