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May 2014: EWGPWD holds meeting in Luxembourg

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On 23-23 May, Dianne, Kate Ellis and Jean took part in the meeting of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) which was held in Luxembourg. The working group discussed and agreed on their participation in the annual Alzheimer Europe meeting in Glasgow. They also discussed the coverage by the national Alzheimer associations in their countries of their contribution to the last annual conference in Malta, and how this could perhaps be improved. Kate provided a short overview of the guide she had prepared on how to use Facebook. It is hoped that this will be helpful in promoting communication within the group.

Dianne provided an overview of her projects on improving continence care and on the ethical dilemmas faced by people with dementia and their carers, as well as of the project being carried out by Ana Diaz to develop a database of clinical trials for dementia in Europe. Members of the EWGPWD expressed their interest in continuing to contribute towards these on-going projects and which members would be most actively involved.  Finally, Jean described the procedure for the nomination of future members of the EWGPWD as the first term of office is due to end in October. The group was very enthusiastic about continuing its work and in welcoming some new members to the group.



Last Updated: Thursday 02 October 2014