The Conference is fully in line with the areas singled out in the Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer`s disease for greater EU collaboration, namely 1. Acting early to diagn...
The Conference is fully in line with the areas singled out in the Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer`s disease for greater EU collaboration, namely 1. Acting early to diagnose dementia, 2. A shared European effort in research, 3. National solidarity and exchange of best care practices, 4. Respecting the rights of people with dementia.
In addition, the Conference supports key aspects of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in the fields of Integrated care, Prevention, Age friendly society and Innovative solutions.
In order to support the actions outlined above, the 24th AE Conference will focus on and organise an exchange of information, experiences, projects and best practices in the following areas:
1. Rights (rights and responsibilities, proxy decision making, consent and advance directives, ethical issues), 2. Policy (dementia strategies, post diagnostic support, socio-economic cost of dementia, prevention), 3. People with dementia (involving people with dementia, peer support groups, dementia friendly communities, perceptions and image of dementia), 4. Care (home care, residential care, hospital care, palliative care).
In all areas, AE will identify keynote speakers to provide state of the art presentations on the current knowledge and understanding, whilst inviting presenters to submit abstracts on ongoing and recently finalised research, projects and experiences.
In addition, AE will collaborate with EU funded initiatives to share the progress and results of research initiatives of programmes and projects like the Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases Research, the Joint Action (ALCOVE-Alzheimer COoperation and Valuation in Europe), projects supported under the FP7 and AAL Programmes and by the Innovative Medicines Initiative.