Interreg Danube Transnational Programme: Innovation for Dementia in the Danube Region (INDEED)

As a conse­quence of demo­gra­phic change, dementia is a growing societal chal­lenge in the Danube region. However, the region's 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. Further­more, the emigra­tion of health­care workers is an incre­a­sing concern. The main objec­tive of INDEED is to improve dementia care in the Danube region and cont­ri­bute to the imple­men­ta­tion of national dementia stra­te­gies within 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 inter­ven­tion comprises 3 modules: an inter­di­sci­pli­nary trai­ning (CAMPUS), a networ­king tool (CONNECT), and a busi­ness consul­ting service (COACH).

INDEED will enhance the compe­tences of multiple profes­sions that engage in dementia care, enhance their colla­bo­ra­tion and coor­di­na­tion, improve the quality and deli­very of services, and foster the deve­lop­ment of inno­va­tive care faci­li­ties and busi­ness models. The inter­ven­tion will be deli­vered in blen­de­d-­le­arning format and will be evaluated in pilot actions in four coun­tries. It will be disse­mi­nated to the above mentioned target groups inclu­ding health and social policy makers. INDEED is inno­va­tive since it simul­ta­neously addresses three major unmet needs in dementia care, deli­vers cohe­rent infor­ma­tion and trai­ning for all rele­vant profes­sional groups, and combines tradi­tional learning formats with web-­based educa­tion tech­no­logy. INDEED also pioneers by promo­ting cros­s-border know­ledge transfer and exch­ange of best prac­tices in health­care.

Link to the offi­cial webpage: http://www.inter­re­g-da­nube.eu/appro­ve­d-­pro­jects/indeed