Call for Europe-wide dementia strategy

20 February 2015 - Alzheimer Europe has launched an online sign-up campaign to gather support for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy. This campaign follows the launch of the Glasgow Declaration, which also calls for the development of national dementia plans in every European country.

In addition, the Glasgow Declaration, which was adopted by Alzheimer Europe's 26 member organisations in October 2014, puts pressure on world leaders to recognise dementia as a public health priority and develop a global action plan on dementia. Alzheimer's Disease International signed in support of the declaration at the Glasgow meeting.

While it is only possible to sign up online if you live in Europe, it is hoped that this campaign will have an impact globally and that, if a regional strategy is developed, other world regions may follow.

You can sign the declaration through the Alzheimer Europe website.