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Alzheimer Europe publishes new Dementia in Europe magazine

Thursday 06 April 2017

On 6 April, Alzheimer Europe (AE) published the 24th edition of its “Dementia in Europe” magazine.

In issue 24 of the magazine, Hon Dr Justyne Caruana, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, discusses how Malta is addressing dementia during the current Maltese EU Council Presidency, Herta Adam of the European Commission talks about addressing dementia at the European level and Professor Michal Novak discusses plans for a national dementia strategy for Slovakia. You can also read about the 2016 Slovak EU Presidency and its conference on Alzheimer’s disease, while at a global level, we look at what has happened so far with the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia and ask Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to comment on this initiative.

In our own news, you can take a look at our recent lunch debate at the European Parliament in Brussels, discussing the results of the European Dementia Monitor and the reactions of the MEPs who attended. We present our new Board and Chairperson, two new member associations from Albania and Hungary, our 2016 Yearbook on legal capacity in dementia and our discussion paper on ethical issues linked to the changing definitions/use of the term Alzheimer’s disease.

We are also pleased to showcase three new EU projects in which we are involved: AMYPAD (Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer’s disease), MOPEAD (Models of Patient Engagement for Alzheimer’s disease) and ROADMAP (Real world outcomes across the Alzheimer’s disease spectrum for better care: multi-modal data access platform).

In the society section, we congratulate the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) on receiving the “Mano Amiga” - a prestigious international award. Also in this section, one of the group’s members, Chris Roberts shares his experiences of living with dementia in Wales and discusses Welsh dementia policy. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland tells us about its recent “Dementia care begins at home” campaign and Federazione Alzheimer Italia describes progress thus far in its dementia-friendly community project. In a new spot in this section, we take a look “behind the headlines” with Dr Tom Russ of Edinburgh University, who discusses media reports linking air pollution and dementia.

 

Last but not least, there is a special "spotlight" section of the magazine dedicated to the 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference (26AEC) in Copenhagen, from 31 October to 2 November 2016.

You can buy the magazine here.

About the Dementia in Europe magazine

“Dementia in Europe” magazine appears in print twice per year with a circulation that varies between 2,600 and 3,500. It is distributed to all the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and many high-level decision makers in the European Commission, among others.

Past issues can be freely downloaded.

For further information

Please contact Communications Officer Kate Boor Ellis on Katherine.Ellis@alzheimer-europe.org or Policy Officer Vanessa Challinor on Vanessa.Challinor@alzheimer-europe.org.

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