Following invitation by Alzheimer Europe, Professor Günther Deuschl, EAN President, and the EAN Board accepted to sign the Alzheimer Europe Glasgow Declaration. The “Glasgow Declaration” calls for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy and national strategies in every country in Europe. The signatories also call upon world leaders to recognise dementia as a public health priority and to develop a global action plan on dementia.
Professor Jakub Hort (Prague, Czech Republic), Co-chair of the EAN Subspecialty Scientific Panel Dementia and cognitive disorders, says:
“The Glasgow declaration reflects the unmet medical need and adverse epidemiological situation which is combined with insufficient progress in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Raising awareness of politicians, economists, as well as medical and scientific communities on this major issue is needed to facilitate communication and coordination of the efforts made by all stakeholders.
There is a need for better coordination on both EU and national levels to find synergies, prevent duplicities and to cover underfunded or neglected areas of research in the area of diagnostics, management and care.”
More on the Alzheimer Europe Glasgow Declaration can be found here.