The DISTINCT (Dementia: Interectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology (http://www.dementiadistinct.com) network comprises of ten world-leading research organizations plus IDES, an enterprise for technology, research and care, as well as nine partner organizations including Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the World Occupational Therapists Federation, two other major universities and three other enterprises.

DISTINCT works with INTERDEM (Early detection and timely INTERVENTION in DEMENTIA), a large international collaboration enabling training and development opportunities for all grades of researcher from PhD students to senior academics to develop capacity for future research in dementia care

Projects:

  • Adapting Wellness recovery action planning (WRAP) technology for dementia
  • Improving peer support for people with young onset dementia (YOD)
  • An interactive website for advance care planning (ACP) for people with dementia and their family
  • Acceptance and adoption of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technology into everyday life for people with early onset dementia.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in daily life for carers of people with dementia
  • Cost and effectiveness evaluation of FindMyApps, a tool to find usable apps for self-management and social participation in dementia
  • Psychosocial Applications of Technology for Health and wellness coaching of older adults with dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their carers in rural areas
  • Design, development and testing of a low-cost pet-like care-bot.
  • Smart home technologies supporting daily life for people with dementia and their informal caregivers to improve quality of life and social participation
  • Use of technology in disclosure of dementia by the diagnosed individual to their social networks.
  • Improving social participation in dementia with the Geographic Information System-based intervention ‘Viamigo’.
  • Social robotics in dementia care to promote social health: ethical issues and implementation strategies
  • Use of a Mini Robot as a new approach for cognitive and social stimulation in home care.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of a person-centered touch-screen based photo-activity for people with advanced dementia
  • Implementation of AAL technology addressing communication and its impact on the underlying link between technology and the psychosocial effect of dementia on communication

Host Institutions for the Projects:

Scholarship Description

University or Organization: DISTINCT Europe

  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Doctoral
  • Award:  Given Below
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Research Project
  • Nationality: International Students or Any
  • Field: Any
  • Language: English

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: International Students or Any
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Available for PhD program at the university.
  • Admissible Criteria: NA

How to apply

 Supporting Documents:

The required documents details are provided in the confidential Links of the University or Organization.

English Proficiency

Student must have good command of written and spoken English.

Financial Benefits

Full Funded.

Deadline:  Open

For further information: 

 General enquiries may be addressed to Dr Orii McDermott, DISTINCT Project Manager (mailto:Orii.McDermott@nottingham.ac.uk)

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