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MOre NUrturing and More Empowerment Nested in Technology

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

City of Mechelen


Start Date


End Date


Project budget

4 405 199

ERDF amount

2 643 119

ERDF rate



    Common challenge

    Dementia is a growing social problem. The WHO considers dementia the first priority. The high cost of it will challenge health systems to cope with the predicted future increase of cases. A solution lies in the socialisation of care.To make this possible, informal carers are a crucial factor.

    But care for PLWD is a lot more challenging than care for people without dementia. The health of informal carers suffers from this. A strong network, more knowledge, insight and skills among informal carers could make a difference in their care burden. Also, providing respite care for dementia caregivers to engage in leisure can be a promising coping strategy. Technological applications for the service of PLWD and their informal carers exist, but are often unknown, are not developed in collaboration with informal carers and therefore not geared to their needs. Assistive technologies on the market are insufficiently accessible, without opportunity to experiment and often not introduced on time.



    Centre of Expertise on Dementia Flanders


    Norfolk County Council


    University of Lille


    HZ University of Applied Sciences


    The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

    WVO Care