In their media release last week, Alzheimer Europe issued a “Call to Action” to European Election Candidates to make Dementia a priority in the upcoming European Elections.
Around 9.1 million people in Europe have dementia and these numbers are expected to increase to 14 million people by 2040, due to the ageing of European societies.
With no disease-modifying treatment currently available and varied access to diagnosis, treatment and high quality care across Member States, EU institutions must show leadership by making dementia a priority in the fields of health, research and innovation, and social affairs.
Alzheimer Europe and its members therefore call upon candidates in the 2019 European Elections, taking place from 23-26 May 2019, to join this campaign to make dementia a European priority.
How to support the #DementiaPledge2019
Candidates can choose one of these options to show their support:
- Support the campaign via social media (Twitter and Facebook), simply using the hashtag #DementiaPledge2019.
- Sign the Pledge document and return it to Alzheimer Europe, or to the national member association in their country.
- Send an email stating their support for the Pledge. Emails should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the relevant national member. See a list of all our members and their contact details, here.
The Pledge is currently available in nine languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish. All nine languages can be downloaded via the campaign page, here.
Who is supporting the Pledge?
You can view the current list of candidates supporting the #DementiaPledge2019 here.
We are very grateful to our national member associations for their support in translating the Pledge and gathering support from candidates in their countries.
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