Alzheimer Europe’s July-August 2021 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 11,000 people and we are always happy to receive feedback, or suggestions regarding news items to share in future issues.


15 July: Claudia Gamon MEP joins European Alzheimer’s Alliance

Alzheimer Europe is delighted to welcome Claudia Gamon MEP (Renew Europe, Austria) to the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. Her  taking the number of MEPs in the Alliance to 93 members from 26 countries.


19 July: Alzheimer Europe, together with coalition of EU Health NGOs, campaigns for DG SANTE to bring back Operating Grants

Alzheimer Europe and a coalition of EU Health NGOs launched a social media campaign to #SaveEUHealthNGOs, asking the European Commission to restore operating grants in the EU4Health Programme in order to support core activities of European NGOs.



19 July: Systematic review & Meta-analysis provides estimates of Young-Onset Dementia highlighting that the condition affects almost 4 million worldwide

A group of researchers has published a new paper on the global prevalence of Young-Onset Dementia in the journal JAMA Neurology. This important research aims to provide policy makers with much needed information to organise health care in an appropriate way as the rates indicate the condition to be more prevalent than previously thought.


30 July: Highlights from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2021 took place in Denver, US and online, between 26 and 30 July. We provide some links to our selected highlights about the event and the research presented.




31 July: 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference programme is available online. Register now to get Early Bird reduction!

The final selection of abstracts for our virtual 31st Annual Conference #31AEC was made during July 2021 and notifications have been sent to all applicants. Our committee has reviewed all submitted abstracts and selected 59 oral presentations, 139 quick oral and 39 posters.



19 August: Alzheimer Europe publishes article on timely diagnosis and care for people with dementia from ethnic minority groups

There is a lack of equity in relation to dementia diagnoses and care because equal opportunities do not necessarily translate into equal outcomes. Our expert ethics working group has produced an extensive report on this issue, a policy brief and a guide for health and social care workers. The authors present some of the key challenges and recommendations for healthcare clinicians striving to provide timely diagnosis and good quality care and treatment to people with dementia from all ethnic groups.