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Elena Oana Antonescu (Romania)

MEPs speak out on dementia

Oana Antonescu supported the seminar entitled “Alzheimer’s – the disease that does not forget you”, which was held on 29-30 April 2011, at the National Institute of Statistics Bucharest, Romania and organised by the Romanian Alzheimer Society and Gerontological Association. During the press conference, Oana Antonescu, sent a video message in which she stressed the importance of considering dementia a national priority.

 “In 2020, the number of people with Alzheimer's is set to dramatically increase, however the disease still sometimes goes unrecognised in the EU. Therefore, it is important that people be informed that the disease could be prevented through a healthy lifestyle” said the Romanian MEP.

Ms Antonescu continued: "I want to emphasise the importance of early intervention and preventive diagnosis in early cases of the disease and I think this is the key to progress in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to research in this area is vital. Science must provide benefits for the patient rapidly. Another priority is to promote the concept of "healthy lifestyle for a healthy mind", as a healthy lifestyle may delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia".



Last Updated: Tuesday 20 March 2012