Congratulations to the ten early stage researchers who won Alzheimer Europe Foundation bursaries to attend and present at the 33rd Alzheimer Europe Conference!


We are delighted to announce the early stage researchers who have been selected by our jury, to benefit from the bursaries provided by the Alzheimer Europe Foundation to attend and present at the 33rd Alzheimer Europe Conference, in Helsinki in October. The selection of the ten bursaries was based on the best average scores each received from the jury members. Each of them was informed about the exciting news on 26 July 2023. Here are the details for the special session we have organised to showcase their work, "SS2. Dementia Researchers of the future", taking place on 17 October from 12:00 - 13:00:

12:05 - 12:10 (SS2-01) Drivers with cognitive impairment or dementia: the development of a new center for driving assessment and support in Portugal Natália Duarte, Portugal

12:10 - 12:15 (SS2-02) COVID-19 and cognitive impairment in older adults: Longitudinal analysis from the PREDIMED-PLUS Cohort Carlos Gómez Martínez, Spain

12:15 - 12:20 (SS2-03) Photovoice practice and carer of people living with dementia involvement for transformative change in Lithuania Ieva Petkutė, Lithuania

12:20 - 12:25 (SS2-04) Engaging participants in lifestyle interventions to prevent cognitive decline: The role of psychoeducation in the PENSA study Thais Lorenzo, Spain

12:25 - 12:30 (SS2-05) Acceptability of the Social Robot Mini and Attitudes of People with Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment Aysan Mahmoudi Asl, Spain

12:30 - 12:35 (SS2-06) Down Syndrome - Basque Alzheimer Initiative (DS-BAI): Integrative health care plan based on personalized medicine and clinical-biological research cohort Miren Altuna Azkargorta, Spain

12:35 - 12:40 (SS2-07) Music-making for older people with and without dementia in residential care facilities: Preliminary findings from a community music intervention Rafaela Troulou, Greece

12:40 - 12:45 (SS2-08) Including the socio-emotional approach in a finger-like multi-domain intervention to prevent cognitive decline. CITA Go-On Study Naia Ros, Spain

12:45 - 12:50 (SS2-09) Premorbid personality traits and their relationship with functional impairment in early-stage behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia Electra Chatzidimitriou, Greece

12:50 - 12:55 (SS2-10) Attitudes, motivations, and barriers to pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease screening: a comparison between informal caregivers in five European countries Marina Makri, Greece

This session is supported by the Alzheimer Europe Foundation, the INTERDEM Academy and Roche and will be dedicated to 10 early stage researchers giving five minute presentations on innovative approaches to dementia. If you have not yet registered for our Annual Conference, you can do so via this link: