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Alzheimer Europe publishes new Dementia in Europe magazine

Wednesday 21 February 2018

On 21 February, Alzheimer Europe (AE) published the 26th edition of its “Dementia in Europe” magazine.

In this issue, AE presents its two new publications - the 2017 Yearbook on care standards in Europe and a discussion paper on the possible implications for ethics, policy and practice of recognising dementia as a disability. We also present our most recent lunch debate at the European Parliament, on improving the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease thanks to European research collaboration, and we present our position paper on involving people with dementia in research through patient and public involvement (PPI). We also introduce our new national member organisation from Montenegro.

Nationally, Portugal’s Health Minister Adalberto Campos Fernandes talks about the first dementia strategy for Portugal. Globally, we look at the launch of the world Health Organisation (WHO)’s Global Dementia Observatory and at European level we look at the #Health4EU Campaign, the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD)’s activities at the 4th European Disability Parliament of Persons with Disabilities and we present the 20th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine.

For the first time in this magazine, we are pleased to present a “Europe in Brief” section highlighting key EU news, such as the newly-signed European Pillar of Social Rights, the relocation of the European Medicines Agency, the mid-term evaluation of the Health Programme and the State of Health in the EU report.

We also present the work young researchers are doing in dementia through the WYLD, SyDAD and EPAD projects and take a look “behind the headlines” with Dr James Pickett at recent reports in several newspapers discussing a “vampire” therapy as a potential way to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Finally, there is also a special "spotlight" section of the magazine dedicated to Alzheimer Europe's 27th Annual Conference held in Berlin in October 2017.

The Dementia in Europe magazine appears in print twice per year with a circulation of around 3,000-3,500. It is distributed to all the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and many high-level decision makers in the European Commission, among others.

For further information about this edition please contact Policy Officer Vanessa Challinor on

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Past issues can be freely downloaded here: