“Stopping Alzheimer’s before it starts” - This is the slogan of a this nationwide, collaborative project in the Netherlands, led by Wiesje van der Flier from Alzheimer Center Amsterdam. ABOARD, short for “A personalized medicine approach for Alzheimer’s disease”, is a public-private project which aims to prepare for a future in which Alzheimer’s disease is stopped before dementia has started.
This is realised by: improving timely and accurate diagnosis, developing individualised risk profiles, initiating nationwide data collection, with a focus on patient-reported outcomes, and a focus on prevention strategies by creating awareness around dementia and brainhealth.
In addition, the readiness of the Dutch healthcare system for disease-modifying treatment will be evaluated. The ABOARD project has a duration of five years and Jean Georges, Executive Director of Alzheimer Europe is on the Advisory Board.