ESRs Projects

The projects can be categorised under the following research themes:

1. Technology in everyday life

This theme will examine how people with dementia relate to everyday technology, plus the ethical and social aspects of technology.

United KingdomUniversity College LondonUnited Kingdom
ESR1Empowerment and surveillance for people with dementia
United KingdomUniversity College LondonUnited Kingdom
ESR2Brain training as an exclusionary process in people with dementia
SwedenKarolinska InstituteSweden
ESR3Everyday technology in public space meets people with dementia
ESR4Access and ability to use everyday technology among older adults with and without dementia across different countries

2. Technology to promote meaningful activities

This theme will focus on how computer-based technology can be used to support and promote meaningful activities for people with relatively mild dementia.

United KingdomUniversity of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
ESR5Adapting Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) to a tablet system
United KingdomUniversity of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
ESR6Using computer technology to enable arts and crafts for people with dementia in care homes
NetherlandsVU University Medical CentreNetherlands
ESR7Exergaming in dementia
NetherlandsVU University Medical CentreNetherlands
ESR8Using the iPad for self-management and health promotion activities, and social inclusion
NetherlandsMaastricht UniversityNetherlands
ESR9Monitoring in people with early dementia
ESR10Digital engagement to enhance social inclusion and reduce stigma in dementia

3. Health care technology

This theme will focus on and utilize complex healthcare technology to improve care and quality of life for people with dementia living at home or in long-term care settings.

BelgiumVrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Belgium
ESR11The evaluation of palliative care as a complex health technology for people with dementia in nursing homes
ESR12The effectiveness of advance care planning (ACP) as a complex health technology for people with dementia in nursing homes
Czech RepublicCharles UniversityCzech Republic
ESR13Care programmes and ICT support in different countries
NetherlandsVU UniversityNetherlands
ESR14Internet support for informal caregivers of people with dementia: Improving caregivers’ mental health and wellbeing
SpainIDES/INTRASSpain
ESR15Evaluation of GRADIOR, a cognitive rehabilitation application for dementia