Alzheimer Europe’s April 2023 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.

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3 April: Croatia begins process of developing an Action Plan for dementia

The Croatian Ministry of Health has established a Working Group for the development of an Action Plan on dementia It is expected that the first proposal of this plan will be completed by the end of this year. This is the result, among other things, of the long-term efforts of Alzheimer Croatia in advocating for the need to create a National Plan.

5 April: VirtualBrainCloud project hosts its final General Assembly meeting

Partners in the Horizon 2020-funded VirtualBrainCloud project have been working together, since 2018, to leverage the potential of big data and high-performance computing, aiming to advance neurodegenerative disease research. VirtualBrainCloud will draw to a close at the end of May this year, and on 5 April consortium members met in the final online General Assembly (GA) for the project.


17 April: Alzheimer Europe invites applications for its 2023 Anti-Stigma Award

On 17 April 2023 Alzheimer Europe and the Alzheimer Europe Foundation announced that, following the success of their first Anti-Stigma Award last year, they will again recognise an outstanding initiative aimed at combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia, in 2023.

26 April: Alzheimer’s Association Academy focuses on dementia and the LGBTQ+ community

On 26 April 2023, Alzheimer Europe held an online Alzheimer’s Association Academy session, focused on the topic of “Dementia and the LGBTQ+ community”. The event featured presentations from three speakers and was attended by 33 participants from 15 countries. Dianne Gove (Director for Projects, Alzheimer Europe) was the moderator for the session.