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European Alzheimer's Alliance

The European Alzheimer's Alliance has been active in the European Parliament since 2007. The EAA is a non-exclusive, multinational and cross-party group that brings together Members of the European Parliament to support Alzheimer Europe and its members in making dementia a public health priority in Europe.

Mission

  • Send out the political message that concerted action is needed in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as research and social policies.
  • Promote actions to give dementia priority at European and national level.

Recent Achievements

Since the establishment of the Alliance, significant progress has been made to tackle the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

European level:

  • 2015: Following Luxembourg’s EU Presidency term, the Council of European Health Ministers adopted Conclusions on supporting people living with dementia.
  • 2015: Alzheimer Europe’s Glasgow Declaration campaign calling for a European dementia strategy was supported by 84 Members of the European Parliament, 150 policy makers from 25 European countries and over 11,600 individual citizens.
  • 2016: 2nd Joint Action on dementia launched covering: Diagnosis and post-diagnostic support, crisis and care coordination, residential care, dementia-friendly communities
  • IMI, the Innovative Medicines Initiative, is a successful joint effort between the EU and the pharmaceutical industry association EFPIA. IMI funds research projects into neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Global level:

2016: The World Health Organisation (WHO) established a Global Dementia Observatory (GDO) to provide data, analyses and global highlight of dementia burden and response. This includes global epidemiological trends, policy formulation and adoption, increase research and countries’ capacity to systematically generate information and use it for policy and practise and to monitor progress.

National level: many countries now have a national dementia plan and others have identified the need for a plan to be developed.

The Board of the European Alzheimer's Alliance is currently composed of the following Members of the European Parliament:

 

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Last Updated: Tuesday 27 September 2016

 

 
 

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