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Alicja Sadowska, Chairperson of the Polish Alzheimer's Association has died

Wednesday 18 March 2015

We were deeply saddened to hear that Alicja Sadowska, Chairperson of the Polish Alzheimer's Association, passed away on 18 March after struggling with a painful disease for three months.

Ms Sadowska had been a part of the Alzheimer movement since 1993 and was elected as Chair of the Polish Alzheimer’s Association in 2005 - a position she retained until her death. She was a member of the Board of Alzheimer Europe (AE) from 2006 to 2014 and was on the organising committee of AE’s successful 2011 conference in Warsaw, under the banner of “European solidarity without borders”.

Her colleague and friend, Mirka Wojciechowska, wrote:

“Her unexpected death is such a terrible loss not only to her loved ones, her husband Maciej and two sons, but also to the cause we have been fighting for in Poland, Europe and the world. She believed that by working together we could change the world and help people with dementia have better opportunities to live, their problems understood and their needs met. She inspired and helped many people in Poland. I cannot believe she is no longer with us.”