De-Sign: Raising Awareness for Dementia in Deaf Older Adults in Europe

Start Date: 01/11/2022
End Date: 31/10/2025
Funding: Erasmus+
Project Leader: Dimou Athanasia–Lida (Nassia)

The scope of the project is the creation of an early detection tool for dementia in deaf populations, which will be provided through an online platform, to support its remote administration. The tool will result in the adaptation and weighting of the already existing BSL-CST protocol/tool in additional sign languages (Austrian – OGS and Greek – GSL). The platform will be flexible (tests can be added-removed-modified) and extensible in other languages. At the same time, the aim of the project is to train caregivers, family members, relatives, friends of the deaf of the platform, in the administration of the tool, in the data entry and in the utilization of the results in the context of e-adult education and through tailored and specialized seminars by experts.