Translation of original text: Panagiotis Seitanidis
Always responsible and sensitive towards public health issues, Civil Non-Profit Company “Me Alla Matia” supports a vital research project regarding the early detection of dementia in the high-risk population.
As dementia is one of the most severe and widespread public health problems worldwide, the need for its early detection becomes imperative. With this very social necessity in mind, Andreas Solias, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Social Work at the Democritus University of Thrace, is preparing a relevant doctoral thesis*.
More specifically, the subject of the thesis is the norming of a screening test for the early detection of memory and mental function disorders in elderly living independently in the community. The screening test will be administered digitally to individuals via smart devices, while the process is designed to be accessible to people with sensory impairments.
In the context of Corporate Social Responsibility, and understanding the great value of this specific scientific project, Civil Non-Profit Company “Me Alla Matia” decided to support it in practice, donating tablet devices to Mr. Solia to facilitate his research purposes. This way, it will be possible to standardize the newly designed tool in a large population sample from different regions of Greece.
Regarding the support initiative, the president of the Civil Non-Profit Company “Me Alla Matia”, Vaggelis Avgoulas, stated: “Our goal is to support similar initiatives by any means possible. We hope that, with our help and contribution, it will be possible to strengthen the arsenal available to professionals for the most effective treatment of dementia possible, as well as to highlight the importance of related research in public health issues, especially at the level of prevention and early diagnosis.”
*The entire project has approval by the Research Morality and Ethics Committee (EHDE) of the Democritus University of Thrace (A.P.: DUT/EHDE/42999/308 – 4/4/2022)