“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.


Representative of Alzheimer Europe involved in the project:

Alzheimer Europe Staff - Executive Director - Jean Georges
Jean represents Alzheimer Europe on the project's Advisory Board.