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7 April 2016: In Memoriam Jean-Pierre Frognet, 1951 - 2016

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We were very sad to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Jean-Pierre Frognet, on 7 April.

Jean-Pierre (pictured, with his wife Marie-Anne) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007 and joined the Belgian Alzheimer association (Ligue Nationale Alzheimer Liga) to find out more about his condition. The Ligue nominated him as a member of Alzheimer Europe’s European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD), on which he served from 2012 to 2014 and was elected as Vice Chairperson in 2013. Jean-Pierre was very active in the group and also participated in Alzheimer Europe’s annual conferences in Malta in 2013 and in Glasgow in 2014. He was keen to see more services for younger people with dementia, so they can remain active for a longer time.

He had long dreamed of travelling to Senegal and we were delighted to hear that on 26 February this year, he and Marie-Anne travelled to the capital Dakar to begin a two week trip, together with other members of the Belgian dementia working group, and the Ligue’s President Sabine Henry.

Everyone in the EWGPWD and at Alzheimer Europe who knew him remembers his kindness and warm sense of humour. He will be sorely missed by all of us and our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Marie-Anne, family and friends.



Last Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2016