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Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein (Germany)


Born 1946, educated as a computer scientist, graduated from the Technical University of Munich, worked the last years of her career as executive director of her own software company, now retired. More than 20 years ago she became involved in the German Alzheimer movement because of her mother living with Alzheimer’s and later her mother-in-law. Since 2001 she is president of the Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft, the umbrella organisation of the German Alzheimer and dementia self help groups. Since 2010 she is also chairperson of Alzheimer Europe, the European umbrella association of the national Alzheimer organisations.

In her function she is involved in the development of plans for better care for people with dementia. In numerous publications and presentations she is an advocate for people with dementia and their carers.

She was decorated with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009 because of her honorary work for people with dementia and their families.



Last Updated: Monday 24 March 2014