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Charles Scerri is named as Malta's National Focal Point on dementia

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Dr. Charles Scerri, General Secretary of the Malta Dementia Society and Honorary Secretary of Alzheimer Europe, has been appointed by the Maltese government as the National Focal Point to develop a national dementia strategy by the end of 2013.

The appointment was announced on 16 July by Parliamentary Secretary Franco Mercieca. He noted that there are some 5,200 Maltese people currently living with dementia and this will increase to 14,000 people in the next 25 years.

Dr. Scerri will lead the task of updating the 2010 draft dementia strategy and presenting the update by the end of the year. At that time, the update will be presented for public consultation with the key stakeholders - including people with dementia and their relatives.

Dr. Charles Scerri is a lecturer in Neuropathology and Neuropharmacology at the University of Malta. He has been the General Secretary of the Malta Dementia Society since its inception in September 2004. In 2008, he was elected to the Alzheimer Europe Board as a member and in 2012 as the Honorary Secretary of the organisation.