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Alzheimer Europe’s July-August 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.

 


11 July: eBRAIN-Health project hosts kick-off meeting

On 11 July, the Horizon Europe-funded eBRAIN-Health project hosted its kick-off meeting online. eBRAIN-Health aims to develop a secure, trustworthy research platform that simulates complex biological phenomena of the brain, including the processes that drive the development of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The project partners include Alzheimer Europe and EBRAINS AISBL, the coordinating body of the EU flagship Human Brain Project.


4 August: Check out research highlights from AAIC 2022

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2022 took place in San Diego, US and online, between 31 July and 4 August. We share our selected highlights from the event and the research presented.

 


4 August: WHO launches position paper on brain health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a position paper on brain health, setting out the importance of brain health optimisation throughout the life course. The paper highlights that one in three people will develop a neurological disorder at some point in their life, making this the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death.



31 August: Slovenia has a Council for Dementia Management

On 31 August 2022, the inaugural meeting of the Council for Dementia Management took place in the Great Hall of the Presidential Palace, hosted by the President of the Republic of Slovenia. On the initiative of Spominčica - Alzheimer Slovenia president Štefanija Lukič Zlobec and Prof. Dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, established the Council for Dementia Management as a consultative body.


31 August: Places are filling up fast for the 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference - Register now, to avoid disappointment

The 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference (#32AEC) will take place under the banner “Building Bridges, from 17 to 19 October. We are really excited about our first hybrid conference which is being held in person in Bucharest, with some carefully selected sessions broadcast for our online audience. Spots for the in-person conference are filling up quickly, so please book your place soon, to avoid missing out!