ACEHEALTH: let's bridge de gap

A project designed by Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona

Help us bridge all the gaps with quality personalized telematic assistance to cope with the new normal.

Collaborate with the ACEhealth project

Brief description of the problem covered by this project:

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to transform care for vulnerable people affected by Alzheimer’s. Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona wants to guarantee the best quality of care and follow-up to this group to minimize risks and give adequate support to their caregivers.

Description of the project:

Acehealth is about developing and implementing telemedicine to offer comprehensive care to people with cognitive impairment or dementia. It will be necessary, among others, to develop a platform that will collect the fundamental aspects of patient care: diagnostic visits, the follow-up and the individualized therapeutic intervention plan.

The specific objectives of the project are to minimize trips of medical visits in order to avoid risks of contagion, bring the diagnosis closer to people who are in rural areas or at a distance, facilitate early detection of people who are concerned about their memory, saving time and other visits and lastly, to facilitate the caregivers in reconciling and caring for their family members with their work and personal life.

With Acehealth, patients and caregivers will have a contact tool with a multidisciplinary team with more than 25 years of experience in the diagnosis, research and treatment of dementia. Likewise, the implementation of others technologies will be necessary to carry out the project, for instance, a virtual switchboard. Specific training will also be required for all professionals.

Profiles of people benefited from this project:

People with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers.

Number of people benefited from this project:

2,000 a year.

The scope of the project in relation to the number of beneficiaries and the problem it covers:

In a situation of restricted mobility due to the pandemic and in case of patients with mobility difficulties or who resides in remote places. Acehealth will be able to offer specialized medical care to patients and their families.

Contribute the amount you can to the ACEhealth project

Start date

01/01/2021


End date

To be defined


Budget

€ 60.000


Project leader at Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona

Dr. Mercè Boada, co founder and medical director


Participants

Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona Diagnostic, Care and Research Team


 

Links of interest

Related scientific publications

From Face-to-Face to Home-to-Home: Validity of a Teleneuropsychological Battery. 

J Alzheimers Dis. 2021 Apr 28. doi: 10.3233/JAD-201389

Montserrat Alegret, Ana Espinosa, Gemma Ortega, Alba Pérez-Cordón, Ángela Sanabria, Isabel Hernández, Marta Marquié, Maitée Rosende-Roca, Ana Mauleón, Carla Abdelnour, Liliana Vargas, Ester Esteban de Antonio, Rogelio López-Cuevas, Juan Pablo Tartari, Emilio Alarcón-Martín, Lluís Tárraga, Agustín Ruiz, Mercè Boada, Sergi Valero.