project acronym: COGKNOW

project fullname: Living independently with dementia

lifetime: 2006-2009

programme: FP6

website: www.cogknow.eu

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about: The challenging aim of this three-year STREP project, which commenced in September 2006, is to breakthrough with research that addresses the needs of those with dementia, particularly those with mild dementia in Europe. At about 2% of the elderly population, this comes to around 1,900,000 people. In order to achieve our aim, this means helping people who suffer from dementia navigate through their day. This entails cognitive reinforcement and may be expressed as the social objectives of our research for the needs of people with dementia, helping people to remember, maintain social contact, perform daily life activities and enhance their feelings of safety.