Alzheimer Europe's May 2024 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 upwards of 10,000 people, who have an interest in dementia, from across Europe and beyond.

We are always happy to receive feedback, or suggestions regarding news items to share.


1 May: Polish Minister confirms work on national dementia strategy

Poland flagDuring Alzheimer's Disease International’s 36th Global Conference on Alzheimer's disease, which took place in Krakow (Poland), Polish Deputy Minister of Health, Wojciech Konieczny, confirmed that the country's government is developing an interdisciplinary strategy on dementia.

15 May: Record number of abstracts submitted for the 34th Alzheimer Europe Conference!

34AEC Geneva teaserAlzheimer Europe, Alzheimer Schweiz Suisse Svizzera and Alzheimer Genève would like to thank everyone who submitted abstracts for the 34th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#34AEC), taking place from 8-10 October 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland. A record number of 575 abstracts was received this year, which are currently being reviewed by our Scientific Committee and notifications will be sent to all applicants during June.

31 May: Closing date for Anti-Stigma Award is just a few days away. Journalists, please apply now!

For the 2024 edition of their Anti-Stigma Award, Alzheimer Europe and the Alzheimer Europe Foundation will recognise a European journalist for an article, news story or documentary which has contributed to combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia. The deadline just a few days away, so we urge journalists to apply right away! 

31 May: Please continue to show your support for our European Election Campaign 2024!

Alzheimer Europe 2024 EU Elections campaign graphicAs at end of May 2024, we are truly delighted with the progress of our EU elections campaign so far. The European Parliament elections are a mere few days away, running from 6 to 9 June, and the work we are doing during the run-up to these elections, together with our national members, aiming to make dementia a priority issue for decision-makers at a European level, is proving to be a success.

31 May: With just a few days until the EU elections, we call on all MEP candidates to sign the Dementia Pledge 2024!

With the European Parliament elections just around the corner (they will run between 6 and 9 June 2024), as part of its European Election Campaign 2024, aiming to make dementia a priority issue for decision-makers at a European level, Alzheimer Europe urges Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who are standing for re-election, as well as all MEP candidates, to sign the Dementia Pledge 2024.