Dear colleagues and friends,
We are delighted to welcome you to the 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark from 31 October to 2 November 2016.
The theme for this year is “Excellence in dementia research and care”. The conference will address numerous aspects of developing a dementia-friendly society, exploring the challenges concerning excellence in diagnosis, medical treatment and research as well as innovative person-centered care related to the progress of the disease and living well with dementia in society.
This year we have invited people with dementia and their carers to contribute to the mutual understanding of what is at stake when living with dementia and to suggest necessary steps towards a dementia-friendly society and care environment.
We will also address political and professional issues and focus on excellence in the field of dementia. For example, we will explore issues faced by minority groups and in hospital and end-of-life care.
In addition, we will present experiences from national dementia strategies in the Nordic countries, as contributions and inspiration to the overall focus on excellence in treatment, care, well-being in everyday life and the urgent need to reduce stigma in society.
The annual Alzheimer Europe conference is, once again, unique in bringing together a range of participants, including people with dementia and their carers, policy makers and civil servants, health and care professionals, academics and researchers, staff and volunteers of Alzheimer associations and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry. In this context, we would like to thank the European Union for the generous support provided via its Health Programme for our conference.
We hope that you will share your research, projects, initiatives and activities and learn from (and exchange with) other participants to help us in ensuring excellence in treatment and care for everyone affected by dementia.
Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein,
Chairperson / Alzheimer Europe
Chairperson / Alzheimerforeningen - The Danish Alzheimer Association
Last Updated: Monday 10 October 2016