Approximately 35 million worldwide people suffer from dementia, this number is expected to quadruple by 2050.

Europe and North America share a disproportionally high burden: the effects of ageing are particularly stark for these regions, exacerbating the healthcare provision mandate connected with the disease even further.

The challenges around dementia are underpinned further when diagnosis and treatment are considered. The importance of early diagnosis has been shown to have dramatic benefits for the individual but also for the healthcare system as a whole: delaying the onset of the disease by a mere one year leads to a 10% reduction in symptomatic cases with dramatic consequences on the quality of life for the subjects but also with very significant savings for the healthcare system.

Unfortunately, both early and differential diagnosis, but also robust methods to predict the evolution of disease in a patient-specific manner, and thus decisions on suitable care and hopefully treatment, eludes us.

It is exactly these challenges that we will address in this project.


What is VPH-DARE@IT?

“Virtual Physiological Human: DementiA Research Enabled by IT” Read More

What is Dementia?

"This syndrome has adverse effects in the quality of life of tens of millions of people" Read More

Who is affected?

"Approximately 35 million worldwide people suffer from dementia." Read More

How to address this?

"There are 10 workpackages contributing to the overall aims of the project." Read More

What is the expected impact?

"The project will improve the health care of dementia patients." Read More
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