Alzheimer Europe’s June 2022 newsletter brings you the latest news on developments in the dementia field, across Europe and beyond.

Summaries of a few of our top stories appear below.

Our monthly newsletter reaches around 12,000 people and we are always happy to receive feedback, or suggestions regarding news items to share.


8 June: Pattern-Cog project hosts kick-off meeting

On 8 June, the Pattern-Cog project hosted its kick-off meeting online. Funded by ERA PerMed, Pattern-Cog stands for “Personalised aging pattern for early risk detection and prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in cognitively healthy individuals”. Alzheimer Europe is co-leading a work package on public involvement and communication.

14 June: Our European Parliament Lunch Debate examines EU and WHO policies on neurological conditions

On 14 June 2022, Alzheimer Europe held its first in-person Lunch Debate since February 2020. The meeting, hosted by Deidre Clune MEP (Ireland), Vice-chairperson of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance (EAA), focused on “Neurological conditions and mental health in EU and WHO Europe programmes” and was attended by around 70 people.


14 June: New Dementia in Europe magazine is published

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the 39th edition of our Dementia in Europe magazine. This edition has been published electronically but also in paper format, for the first time since the start of the global pandemic. It was launched by MEP Deirdre Clune at our European Parliament Lunch Debate in Brussels, on 14 June 2022.


14 June: Special publication celebrates 10 years of the European Working Group of People with Dementia

Alzheimer Europe is proud to launch a special publication, to celebrate 10 years of the inspirational work of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD). Congratulations to the group on its 10th anniversary! The publication was launched by MEP Deirdre Clune at our European Parliament Lunch Debate in Brussels on 14 June 2022, together with the latest Dementia in Europe magazine.



17 June: 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference agenda available online. Register now to get Early Bird registration rates!

We would like to thank everyone who submitted abstracts for its 32nd Annual Conference (#32AEC). The final selection has been made and notifications have been sent to all applicants. The agenda for the conference can be found on our website. The Early Bird reduced registration fees are available until 15 July, so book your spot today!

22 June: Alzheimer Europe invites you to apply for its new Anti-Stigma Award

On 22 June 2022, Alzheimer Europe announced a new award, recognising an outstanding European initiative aimed at combatting stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia. The Alzheimer Europe Anti-Stigma Award will be presented at the closing of the upcoming Alzheimer Europe Conference in Bucharest. Deadline for applications is 1 September 2022.