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Glasgow Declaration continues to attract high level support

Monday 29 June 2015

This month, we were delighted to continue the trend of high profile support for our #GlasgowDeclaration, with yet more policymakers and organisations joining the ranks of those who believe #dementiamatters:

On 2 June, MEP Sean Kelly (EPP, Ireland) gave us his support. Mr Kelly has been a member of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance (EAA) since he signed the European Dementia Pledge in the run up to the May 2014 European Parliament elections.

Slovenian Health Minister, Milojka Kolar Celarc lent her support to the Declaration on 17 June, just days after we received signatures from two Slovenian MPs, Ivan Hršak and Franc Jurša.

We have also received support from five new organisations this month; two European and three national:

  • Slovenia's Institute for Social Assistance at Home (DEOS)
  • Belgium’s SAO Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek - FRA Fondation Recherche Alzheimer
  • Bulgaria’s National Patients’ Organization (NPO)
  • European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI)
  • European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).

At the time of writing we have signatures from 2,509 individuals, 62 organisations and 61 policy makers (including 52 MEPs).

We are very grateful to all signatories for their support.

In other Glasgow Declaration news, in advance of our conference in Ljubljana in September we have created a QR code (pictured), linking to the online signature page, to ensure access is as quick and easy as possible for delegates to sign their support. Feel free to use it before then!

We are also delighted to have received the final elements of the online sign up from our German and Turkish members. The German version is already available on our website and the Turkish version will be available in the coming days. Our Finnish member, Alzheimer Society of Finland (Muistiliitto) has informed us that while the Declaration itself is available in Finnish on their website, the related sign up will not be available until after the summer.

The Glasgow Declaration is seeking a European Dementia Strategy and national strategies in every country in Europe. Signatories also call upon world leaders to recognise dementia as a public health priority and to develop a global action plan on dementia.

If you have not already signed, please do so today by clicking on the below button. We need your support!