- Examples of use
Greece: In Thessaloniki, pilots run under the scientific co-ordination of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH, LLM partner No.1). The LLM intervention was first installed and run in one room located at the buildings of the Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Relative Disorders – St. Eleni. However, the following few iterations of the trials also used different sites as follows:
6 Municipality-operated social (community) centres (Kalamaria: 1st Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (1st KAPI), Kifissias Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (2nd KAPI Kifissias); Sykies: 1st Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (1st KAPI Sykies), Neapoli 1st Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (1st KAPI Neapoli), Neapoli 2nd Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (2nd KAPI Neapoli); Thermi: Tagarades Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (KAPI Tagarades).
2 parish community centres of the Holy Bishop of Thessaloniki (http://www.imth.gr/): St Nicolaos & St Dimitrios Church at Harilaou; St George’s Church at Neapoli.
Chariseio Elderly Care Foundation
Psychiatric Hospital of Katerini (http://www.psynpo.gr/)
LLM was also on display at one (1) private gym for dissemination and marketing purposes.
Collaborators: General University Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA (http://www.ahepahosp.gr/en_index.asp); in specific, the Cardiologic Clinic of General University Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA has provided free cardiology examinations to LLM Participants. Similarly, the General Hospital of Thessaloniki “Ag. Dimitrios” (http://www.oagiosdimitrios.gr/), and in specific the Cardiologic Clinic of the hospital has provided clinical tests to LLM participants. Finally, Greek trials were benefited from a loan of equipment kindly offered to LLM by Nintendo Hellas (http://www.nintendo.gr/el-gr/Default.aspx); the technological support of Nintendo Hellas was crucial for the LLM pilots.
Piloting in Athens took place in municipal and other societal facilities selected for their access to the target population. In Athens pilots run under the scientific coordination of the Cognitive Neurology –Extrapyramidal Disorders Unit of the 1st and 2nd Neurology Department, Medical School, University of Athens (partner No.13) which is a specialized unit for in and out-patient comprehensive evaluation of patients with MCI and different causes of dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, etc) and movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease). Athens trials run in the city of Athens and two of its suburbs: 1) at a specially adapted locus in the University Campus in Athens, 2) the Day Care Center of a non-profit organization for care in elderly people in Glyfada “IASIS” 3) in the Day Care Centers of the Athens Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (AAADRD) and 4) the primary care medical center of the municipality of Holargos.
In addition to the above 15 home installations were run in Athens, Thessaloniki and elsewhere in Greece.