WDC congratulates trio of presidencies of the EU Council on their Joint Statement on Dementia

The World Dementia Council (WDC) congratulates the trio of Presidencies of the Council of the EU 2016-17 on their Joint Statement on Dementia, issued on 15th May 2017.

To read the Joint Statement on Dementia, please click on the below link:

Joint Statement On Dementia

The Joint Statement calls on the European Commission and EU-Member states to promote and support international co-operation in dementia research; to improve co-ordination of research programmes; to promote and support best practices in dementia care; and to stimulate and promote the development of a society that supports and accepts people with dementia as worthy members of society.

WDC's Chair, Yves Joanette says: "These European calls are in perfect alignment with what WDC is doing on a global scale through our own programme of activity, including the work of our Global Teams, which aim to expand globally some of the European initiatives referred to in the statement.

"Through these global actions, we will deliver on our mission to drive forward progress in finding cures or disease-modifying therapies for dementia by 2025 and to stimulate innovation and identify and pursue priority opportunities for global collaboration against the disease."