Dementia In Europe Magazine - Issue 3 (2009)
Alongside the regular features in our magazine, issue 3 has an interview with Androulla Vassiliou, the European Health Commissioner, who talks about the work already carried out by the European Commission, as well as future plans to address Alzheimer's disease. The role that the Czech European Presidency can play in helping to combat Alzheimer's disease is highlighted by the Czech Health Minister, Daniela Filipová. There is a special section dedicated to several Members of the European Parliament who evaluated the achievements that the 2004-2009 European Parliament had had which could benefit people with Alzheimer's disease and their carers. The MEPs also spoke of their hopes for the forthcoming Parliamentary session 2009-2014. Updates were given too on the recently released European prevalence rates of dementia, the legal rights of people with demetia and their carers in Norway, the situation for people with dementia in Greece as well as a summary of the newly launched English Dementia Strategy. Issue 3 also has the first of a new series of articles "living with dementia".