Loneliness, isolation and social exclusion are important risk factors that can lead to poor health in older people, especially in the absence of family networks or insufficient family support. The DISK project aims to address these problems through the promotion of active ageing, encouraging seniors to adopt a range of good practices to preserve their health through the use of new technologies.

More specifically, it aims to create and test a platform that brings together various training courses to improve the memory and learning skills of older people, as well as to familiarise themselves with practical services related to online shopping, various bookings, etc. Through the use of this training, we expect to improve the cognitive capacity and health of seniors and slow the decline in memory and cognitive capacities. In addition, the great flexibility of the technological tool will allow the content of the training to be varied by adapting to individual learning needs (e.g. foreign language vs. daily services, etc.)
Intellectual Outputs

In practice, the main results that will be finalized during the DISK project and its completion are:

IO1: Open Educational Resources Platform: it will provide public access to all teaching and training materials that will be uploaded to the online platform (including e-learning courses for all the different key players, the community engagement guide, etc.)

IO2: Cognitive training content: games and quizzes for cognitive training will be part of a complete package. These exercises can be practiced online on the project’s platform and are designed to stimulate the cognitive abilities and brain plasticity of seniors.

IO3: Guide and Policy Recommendations: this includes a policy recommendation and guidelines on the future use of the paths created for the seniors.
Disk Project

Loneliness, isolation and social exclusion are important risk factors that can lead to poor health in older people, especially in the absence of family networks or insufficient family support. The DISK project aims to address these problems through the promotion of active ageing, encouraging seniors to adopt a range of good practices to preserve their health through the use of new technologies.