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Using data to understand dementia

2018-11-28
Successful applicants who secured funding for three full projects from the ehealth and Data Analtyics Dementia Pathfinder Programme.
Three full projects have secured funding from the ehealth and Data Analtyics Dementia Pathfinder Programme. They are: (from left): Dr Ruth Price (Ulster University), Dr Frances Duffy (Northern Trust), Brendan Crossey (Nightingale Analytics) and Dr Sharon Cruise (Queen’s University Belfast). Included is Soo Hun from the Health and Social Care Board (centre).

A number of research projects using data aimed at improving our understanding of dementia in Northern Ireland have received £1 million funding from the ehealth and Data Analytics Dementia Pathfinder programme.

Funded by the Department of Health, the Executive Office and Atlantic Philantrophies, it aims to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and their carers and families through technology.

It also aims to improve our understanding of dementia in Northern Ireland by using data to develop better services and support for people with dementia and plan for the future.

Successful projects include: examining attendance at memory clinics in a bid to improve diagnosis; increasing awareness of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and examining the use of long-term anti-psychotic drugs among those living with dementia.

To find out more about the DARUG projects visit: http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/our-work/ehealth-and-external-collaboration/darug-round-01/

 

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