Alzheimer Disease International estimates that 46.8 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015.
This number will almost double every 20 years. New health and demographic changes increased the demands for new care solutions where informal caregivers playing a fundamental role. There are many ICT products and services, but user-led design and co-creation need to be much better embedded in the design process. The involvement of users in the co-production of products results in a product that is better suited to them. To be in this scenario changes are required.
There is a clear need of improving the teaching and learning approaches and to stimulate entrepreneurship in the interconnected fields of ICT, health and social care; universities, enterprises and users need to work together for more user-led and efficient ICT-based Alzheimer care solutions, which is the main aim of this project.