Dementia in Europe magazine Issue 10 (February 2012)
Issue 10 of the Dementia in Europe magazine includes information on work being carried out at European level on dementia with contributors from Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for DG Digital Agenda, Enda Connolly, Member of the Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases Executive Board and Chief Executive of the Irish Health Research Board, Monika Hierath, Alliance for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as Astrid Krag, the Danish Minister for Health. National updates are provided from France by Florence Lustman, Vice-Chair of the Foundation for the Scientific Coordation of the French Alzheimer Plan, Denmark by Ole Christensen, MEP (Denmark) and Luxembourg by Mars di Bartolomeo, Luxembourg Minister for Health. The impact of austerity measures is considered in Ireland and Greece. Highlights from Alzheimer Europe's 21st Annual Conference, which was held in Poland, are included in this issue. Updates also given on some of the work carried out by Alzheimer Europe (2011 Yearbook dedicated to the legal provisions relating to the restriction of the freedom of movement of people with dementia, the report "The Ethics of Dementia Research" and the DECIDE project).