Dementia in Europe Yearbooks
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2016
The 2016 Dementia in Europe Yearbook focuses on decision-making and legal capacity issues in dementia. The report provides an overview of how legislation regulates the issue of legal capacity in questions such as contractual capacity, testamentary capacity, criminal responsibility, civil responsibility, marriage and voting. It also looks at the topic of consent to treatment and research and refers to the existing legal provisions for people who are not able to provide informed consent, including advance directives and healthcare proxies. The last part of the report, introduces the topic of substitute decision making and provides an overview of guardianship measures across Europe. It covers, in particular, court-appointed guardians and lasting powers of attorney.
31 countries have participated in this comparative report, including most Member States of the European Union as well as Jersey, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2015
This comparative report looks at the development of the concept “dementia-friendly communities” in Europe.
In addition, building on the framework developed by the World Health Organisation to create age-friendly cities, it provides a comparative overview of national policies and notable practices in Europe that aim at creating physical and social environments that enable people with dementia to be part of their communities and to feel respected and valued. Relevant topics addressed in the report include: outdoors spaces and safety, housing, driving, transportation, participation in social and cultural life, employment, voting, stigma and involvement of people with dementia in the development of policies and practices that matter to them.
Thirty one countries have participated in this report, including most Members States of the European Union as well as Jersey, Norway, Monaco, Switzerland and Turkey.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2014
The Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2014 is a comparative report on care pathways for people with dementia living at home in Europe.
The pathways to get a diagnosis of dementia are complex and are likely to be multifactorial. Many people living with dementia in Europe are still not diagnosed, and often the diagnosis comes too late. Every person with dementia has the right to a high quality, timely diagnosis, if they so wish. There is now clear indication that people can live well with dementia. Nevertheless, without the right support and care this may not be possible. Getting the necessary support and care depends on several factors. Among them, availability and appropriateness are key, as are the informational aspects and the navigability of the complex health and care systems involved in the diagnosis and care of people with dementia.
This comparative report contains information on national policies and practices addressing different aspects of the timely diagnosis of dementia and of the post-diagnostic care and support available to individuals living with dementia in 30 European countries. The report outlines the main similarities and differences in the processes that people need to follow to be diagnosed and to access the support and care in these countries. It also highlights some of the gaps and main challenges that these individuals may experience. In doing so, the report shows that there is not always a single, linear pathway that may suit every person and every country.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2013
The Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2013 focuses on national policies and provisions relating to the care and support (but not medical treatment) of people with dementia and carers in Europe. This covers relevant provisions contained in national dementia strategies as well as other principles, plans guidelines and administrative practices devised or communicated by national governments (or in some cases by regional governments or other official bodies) which describe the actions that will be taken by the relevant actors within society in relation to the care and support of people with dementia.
The report covers provisions in the EU Member States as well as in Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. For most countries, there is a short report on the national provisions related to care and support as well as details of the services and support provided by national Alzheimer associations and a calculation of the prevalence of dementia for men and women in different age groups.
The Yearbook also contains Alzheimer Europe's Annual Report for 2012.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2012
The Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2012 focuses on the current status and development of national dementia strategies in Europe with specific reference to the provisions relating to diagnosis, treatment and research. Where possible, for countries which do not yet have a plan and/or are not in the process of developing one, details are provided of how these three issues are handled at national level. This Yearbook also contains Alzheimer Europe’s Annual Report for 2011.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2011
The Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2011 contains a short summary of the legal provisions relating to the restriction of freedom of people with dementia in the Member States of the European Union as well as in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. For most countries, this includes a section on involuntary internment, coercive measures, mistreatment/abuse and driving. The Yearbook also contains Alzheimer Europe's Annual Report for 2010.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2010
The 2010 Dementia in Europe Yearbook presents our work on the ongoing Lawnet project which explores and provides an inventory of the provisions relating to the rights and protection of people with dementia within member states of the European Union (as well as in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). This year's topic is proxy decision making (eg. guardianship measures and continuing powers of attorney) and various forms of legal capacity eg. relating to marriage, making a will, making a contract, voting, civil liability and criminal responsibility). The Yearbook also contains the Alzheimer Europe Annual Report for 2009.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2009
The 2009 Dementia in Europe Yearbook is dedicated to a comparison of national laws in Europe with regard to healthcare decision making by people with dementia. Issues such as consent, the use of advance directives, access to diagnosis and information, as well as end of life issues are considered. The Yearbook also contains the Alzheimer Europe Annual Report for 2008.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2008
The 2008 Dementia in Europe Yearbook contains the outcome of the European Collaboration on Dementia (EuroCoDe) project from four of the six workgroups on a) social support b) socio-economic costs, c) non-pharmacological interventions and d)risk factors and prevention of dementia. The publication also includes the 2007 Annual Report of Alzheimer Europe.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2007
The 2007 Dementia in Europe Yearbook highlights the findings of a survey on social spport systems amongst our national member organisations. The survey reveals the huge discrepencies that exist across Europe when it comes to the services that exist and the support provided by governments for people with dementia and their carers. The publication includes the 2006 Annual Report of Alzheimer Europe.
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2006
The 2006 Dementia in Europe Yearbook provides European overviews of the prevalence of dementia, the reimbursement systems for anti-dementia drugs and the provision of home care, as well as a detailed description of these findings for 31 European countries (25 Members States of the European Union and Bulgaria, Iceland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey). The Yearbook also provides useful contact addresses of assocations and research centres active in the field of Alzheimer's disease. The publication also includes the 2006 Annual Report of Alzheimer Europe.
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- 2015 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2014 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2013 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2012 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2011 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2010 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2009 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2008 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2007 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
- 2006 Alzheimer Europe Yearbook
Last Updated: Monday 05 December 2016