CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY

Sharing your experiences and receiving advice from your support network can encourage you to best address your needs.1,2

European and national patient associations for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can provide advice on a wide range of subjects including healthcare, finance, benefits and legal rights.

Alzheimer Europe is a non-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO) aiming to provide a voice to people with dementia and their carers, make dementia a European priority, promote a rights-based approach to dementia, support dementia research and strengthen the European dementia movement.3

Alzheimer Europe has 39 member associations from 35 countries.4

 WHAT'S NEXT 

Alzheimer’s Disease in the Policy Agenda

Policy leadership and commitment is needed in Alzheimer's disease to optimise quality of care and support for patients, their caregivers and families.

 

References

1.Alzheimer Europe: Attending self-help groups, https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Living-with-dementia/After-diagnosis-What-next/Taking-care-of-yourself/Attending-self-help-groups. Accessed December 17, 2020.

2. Alzheimer’s Association: You are not alone, https://www.alz.org/help-support/i-have-alz/know-what-to-expect/just-diagnosed. Accessed December 17, 2020.

3. Alzheimer Europe, https://www.alzheimer-europe.org. Accessed December 17, 2020.

4. Alzheimer Europe: Our members, https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Alzheimer-Europe/Who-we-are/Our-members. Accessed December 17, 2020.