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February 2018 "The prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia"

Alliance activities

On 27 February Alzheimer Europe (AE) held a successful lunch debate in the European Parliament which focused on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia. MEPs Heinz K. Becker (Austria), Deirdre Clune, (Ireland) Marian Harkin (Ireland), Rory Palmer (UK) and Keith Taylor (UK) all attended. Kate Irving, Professor of Clinical Nursing at Dublin City University, Ireland spoke about reducing dementia risk by targeting modifiable risk factors in mid-life and the lessons of the In-MINDD project which promotes long term brain health and prevention to at least delay the onset of dementia. Edo Richard, Neurologist at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam and Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands from the European Dementia Prevention Initiative (EDPI) a project connecting European researchers and dementia projects. Prof Craig Ritchie from the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (EPAD) IMI project who looked at what the project can offer in terms of research into prevention. EPAD is about creating a novel environment for testing numerous interventions (drugs and non-pharmacological interventions) targeted at the prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia.



Last Updated: Friday 18 May 2018