Alzheimer Europe’s December 2020 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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1 December: Netherlands publishes new national dementia strategy

The Dutch Government has published a new National Dementia Strategy 2021-2030, outlining its future priorities in relation to dementia policy in the country.

2 December: Norway publishes new Dementia Plan 2025

The Norwegian Government has published its new Dementia Plan 2025, outlining how the country’s approach to dementia policy up to 2025. The development and publication of the new strategic document follows a positive evaluation of the previous Plan.

8 December: European Group of Governmental Experts on Dementia meets online

The European Group of Governmental Experts on Dementia has held its final meeting of 2020, attended by representatives of 18 countries.

9 December: Alzheimer Europe sets out future vision of EU dementia policy

At an online European Parliament workshop hosted by Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP (Finland), Alzheimer Europe launched a new electronic report “Dementia as a European Priority – A Policy Overview” which takes stock of dementia policy at an EU level and sets out recommendations for future priorities across Europe.

17 December: Alzheimer Europe launches new guide targeted at health and social care workers and a policy briefing on intercultural care and support

On 17 December 2020, Alzheimer Europe today launched two new electronic publications: “Intercultural dementia care for health and social care providers: a guide” and “Policy briefing on intercultural care and support for people with dementia and their informal carers/supporters”.