Members of the European Working Group of People with Dementia meet in Brussels


On 27 and 28 September, members of the current and new European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) met in Brussels. The meeting started with a farewell to members of the EWGPWD leaving the group, Stefan Eriksson (Sweden) and Idalina Aguiar (Portugal) who were recognised and thanked for their valuable contributions to the EWGPWD and AE’s work. During the meeting, members discussed the various contributions of the EWGPWD to the upcoming AE conference in Bucharest including the plenary, special symposium and parallel session speeches. The second day started with a presentation about research, Public Involvement and the work of the EWGPWD. This was followed by a session where members continued the discussions around issues related to ethical and inclusive communication and the portrayal of dementia which is part of the group’s annual work. All members and supporters provided a range of valuable ideas, perspectives and comments during the consultations. Dianne Gove (Director for Projects), Ana Diaz (Project Officer), Soraya Moradi-Bachiller (Project Officer), Daphné Lamirel (Project Officer) and Beliz Budak (ESR from the DISTINCT project) participated in the meeting and facilitated the discussions.