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  • Men and women over 65 years needed to test revolutionary new system to self-manage multiple chronic health conditions

    NetwellCASALA, the Research Centre for Ageing at DkIT, is leading the Irish trials of a major EU project to improve the health and wellbeing of older people with multiple chronic health conditions, in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin.

    The Dundalk-based research team, are looking to recruit 300 people who are aged over 65 and who have been diagnosed with two or more of the following chronic conditions: diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema or chronic bronchitis, chronic asthma, heart failure or chronic heart disease (angina, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, arrhythmia). Volunteers will participate in a six-month, randomised control trial along with 600 others across Belgium and Sweden. Up to five people in the care network supporting the older person (e.g. family member, informal carer and healthcare professionals) can also participate in the trial.

    The EU-funded project is called SEURO and it has the potential to vastly improve the healthcare being delivered to older people who have multiple chronic conditions, by putting them at the centre of their own care. The project aims to empower people and their carers to take more control of their health and wellbeing by centring support on them in their home and by incorporating timely, proactive interventions to improve their conditions.

    The researchers at NetwellCASALA are interested to see how their ProACT technology platform, developed in a previous project, might help improve quality of life and healthcare use for people across Europe who are managing multiple conditions at home. You don’t need to be familiar with computers as you will be supported throughout the trial by our researchers.

    If you, or someone you know, is over 65 and has two or more chronic conditions (diabetes, COPD, asthma, heart failure or heart disease) and has not been diagnosed with dementia, the NetwellCASALA team would like to hear from you.

    For more information call 042 9370296 email seuro@dkit.ie or go to https://www.netwellcasala.org/seuro/