project acronym: COGKNOW
project fullname: Living Independently with Dementia
lifetime: 2006 – 2009
email: [email protected]
about: The challenging aim of this three-year STREP project, which commenced in September 2006, wa s to breakthrough with research that addressed the needs of those with dementia, particularly those with mild dementia, in Europe which, at that time, was about 2% of the elderly population, that is approximately 1,900,000 people. The aim of the project was to help people who suffered from dementia navigate through their daily life. This entailed cognitive reinforcement and was expressed as the social objectives of this research for the needs of people with dementia, helping people to remember, maintain social contact, perform daily life activities and enhance their feeling of safety.