First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Collaboration on Dementia [EuroCoDe]
The aim of the project is to develop a European network of all the players active in the area of dementia to jointly develop consensual indicators and to develop an ongoing dialogue between these acto...
The aim of the project is to develop a European network of all the players active in the area of dementia to jointly develop consensual indicators and to develop an ongoing dialogue between these actors to identify ways of developing synergies and a closer collaboration on a European level. For the definition of these indicators, the network to bring together a number of established pan-European organisations, European projects and informal collaborations, such as the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, the European Alzheimer`s Disease Consortium, the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Dementia Panel of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, the INTERDEM (Early detection and timely intervention in dementia) group, the International Association of Gerontology (European Region) and the North Sea Dementia Research Group. Recognising the global dimension of dementia and the need to extend its collaborative effort, Alzheimer Europe would furthermore like to actively involve Alzheimer`s disease International. This network would respond to the objectives of the Community Action Programme concerning the creation of a sustainable health monitoring and information system for Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia. Particular attention would be paid to the development of information and the definition of indicators relating to the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer`s disease and related disorders, as well as the risk factors and potential risk reduction or prevention strategies for this group of diseases. Finally, the socio-economic impact of dementia would be studied, as well as the social support provided by Member States to people with dementia and their carers.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009
Call: Health Information (Hi 2005)
Topic: Major and chronic diseases