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Health 07-01-2022

Global dementia cases set to triple by 2050, researchers warn

Worldwide cases of dementia are predicted to increase almost three-fold to 153 million in 2050, according to a new research, although some experts have criticised these "apocalyptic projections”.
Health 08-12-2021

‘Increasingly popular’ patient engagement in Alzheimer research is bearing fruit

Patient involvement in research on dementia has shown to be mutually beneficial, both to the quality of medical studies and to people’s rights to be involved in relevant research about their own condition, according to health experts.
Health 07-12-2021

Dementia: everyone has heard the word, but no one understands

“I will eventually have the luxury of forgetting, all those around me won’t have that luxury, they will never forget what dementia has done to us,” Chris Roberts, who has dementia, told EURACTIV.com in an interview, emphasising the need for increased awareness over a devastating disease is present in all corners of the world.
Health 29-11-2021

WHO official: COVID-19 seriously worsened dementia’s state-of-play in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have a negative impact on people suffering from dementia, Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat from the World Health Organisation (WHO) told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Active ageing 24-09-2021

Italy delays €15 million ‘dementia fund’ while disease costs billions

Italy invests as little as it can in dementia even though the disease costs billions to the country’s economy, experts in the filed told EURACTIV Italy.
Health 22-09-2021

More data and awareness needed to fight Alzheimer’s disease, Czech experts say

Low public awareness and the fact that many patients consider dementia symptoms as signs of ageing are among the main obstacles of Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses in Czechia. The government has already adopted an action plan aiming for a change.
Health 21-09-2021

Germany urged to boost early testing to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Germany has already launched numerous initiatives to combat Alzheimer's disease but needs to catch up in early detection, which could become essential for future medical treatment, researchers and medical experts told EURACTIV.de.
Health 20-09-2021

More research, better diagnosis: what France can improve in the fight against Alzheimer

Although associations and scientists are pleased that France has taken up the issue of Alzheimer's with several consecutive plans, they regret that the momentum has since been lost.
Health 17-09-2021

EU unprepared to tackle Alzheimer’s disease as new treatments progress

European Union countries are still lagging behind in tackling Alzheimer’s disease despite calls by the World Health Organisation for urgent action as cases in the European region are expected to double.
Health 07-11-2016

Study: Dementia healthcare services need to be redesigned

People with dementia remain under-diagnosed and lack comprehensive and continuing health care, a report has found, urging policy-makers to focus on primary care services. EURACTIV.com reports from Copenhagen.
Health 04-11-2016

Denmark aims to become ‘dementia-friendly nation’ by 2025

Denmark has put forward a national plan aimed at making the country dementia-friendly by 2025, Minister of Health Sophie Loehde told EURACTIV.com in Copenhagen.
Health 02-11-2016

Rising dementia numbers in EU causes alarm

The European Union is stepping up efforts to combat dementia, but is being urged to do more, as 18.7 million EU citizens are expected to suffer from the illness by 2050.
Health 07-09-2016

Air pollutants strongly linked to Alzheimer’s

The chronic neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's could be caused by particulate matter produced by exhaust fumes, power plants and agriculture, according to a new study. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 19-10-2015

‘Good’ cholesterol is actually bad after menopause, new research finds

Researchers in the United States have found that hormonal changes in women during the menopause can cause so-called ‘good cholesterol’ to become dangerous to their health. EURACTIV France reports
Ruth Frikke-Schmidt
Health 25-03-2015

Health experts link cholesterol to other unexpected diseases?

SPECIAL REPORT / As a silent killer, where symptoms are often invisible before it's too late, high levels of bad cholesterol do not get much attention. But researchers are making the case that the condition, which is known to cause cardiovascular diseases, can also cause brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, and dementia.