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EU calls for “common vision” on dementia research

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 28 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3077
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    The European Commission has put forward a four point plan to tackle dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. The plan emphasises the need for early diagnosis, stronger cooperation among researchers, sharing of best practice, and greater attention to patients’ rights.

    The initiative follows a recommendation adopted by European Union governments last year to give a higher political profile to care of people with such disorders. The recommendation committed all 27 European Union countries to “develop a common vision on how cooperation and coordination in the field of research can …

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