On 29 November, the Slovak EU presidency held a conference entitled “Alzheimer’s disease – epidemic of the third millennium: Are we ready to face it” in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The conference brought together over 100 experts from different EU Member States and was an opportunity to highlight policy and research initiatives in dementia taking place at a global, European and national level.

The conference was structured around four panel discussions, which explored specific areas relevant to dementia policy and practice. These were:

  • Dementia as a global health priority and scientific challenge
  • Prevention and intervention strategies in Alzheimer’s disease
  • National programmes and action plans on dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease trip through the EU presidency.

Jean Georges, Executive Director of Alzheimer Europe, attended the conference on behalf of Alzheimer Europe.