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Alzheimer Europe Dementia Pledge campaign gathers support from across Europe

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Alzheimer Europe’s #DementiaPledge2019 is well underway, with candidates in the European Parliament election being contacted by Alzheimer Europe at a European level and by member organisations at a national level.

As part of the campaign, Alzheimer Europe has asked candidates to sign up to a three-point pledge asking members to join the European Alzheimer’s Alliance (EAA), prioritise dementia across European policy areas and to become a Dementia Friend in their country.

Candidates can pledge their support on social media (Twitter and Facebook), simply stating that they support the #DementiaPledge2019. Alternatively, sign the pledge document returning it to Alzheimer Europe or to the relevant national member association, by email or in hard copy.

With the support of our members, the pledge has been translated and is available in ten languages: Croatian, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish

As at 30 April 2019, 85 candidates had signed up to the Pledge. Of this number, 44 incumbent MEPs have signed up, 18 of whom are new members of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.

The Pledge campaign will run until 23 May 2019, when the first day of the European elections will take place.