Thursday, 5 October 2017

Landmark memorandum on dementia signed

Esme Moniz-Cook, co-Chair of INTERDEM was at the 27th Alzheimer's Europe Conference in Berlin this week where a memorandum was signed with Alzheimer's Europe.

The INTERDEM network of researchers interested in psychosocial interventions also held its Annual Meeting prior to the conference with a record number of close to 100 researchers attending. Alzheimer Europe and INTERDEM used the opportunity to sign a memorandum of understanding highlighting their willingness to collaborate.

In the memorandum, both organisations confirmed that they share a common vision of “changing perceptions, practice and policy in order to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers” and affirmed the following rights of people with dementia: 
·        The right to a timely diagnosis;
·        The right to access quality post diagnostic support;
·        The right to person-centred, coordinated, quality care throughout their illness;
·        The right to equitable access to treatments and therapeutic interventions;
·        The right to be respected in their community as an individual with capacities and limitations.

For further information, contact: 
Jean Georges, Executive Director of Alzheimer Europe

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