Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Industry supports Alzheimer's Day

Pharmaceutical companies and organisations, including the European Medicines Agency are supporting World Alzheimer's Day to raise awareness of the neurological disease

Pharmaceutical companies and organisations, including the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are supporting World Alzheimer's Day to raise awareness of the neurological disease.

The day, held each year on September 21, aims to educate and challenge people's misconceptions about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, with the theme for 2011 'faces of dementia'.

Alzheimer's Disease International, the organisers of the event, said the theme encourages people to recognise the signs of dementia while paying tribute to those who are working to promote increased support and care for people with dementia and their carers.

The EMA said a total of 11 medicines for use in patients with Alzheimer's disease have been authorised in the EU on the recommendation of the Agency.

The Agency also works closely with organisations representing patients with dementia through Alzheimer Europe, an umbrella organisation of 31 national Alzheimer's associations from 27 European countries.

Dementia was also mentioned as part of the United Nations (UN) Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), with the final political declaration of the summit recognising neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as an important cause of morbidity that contribute to the global NCD burden.

About 36 million people are living with dementia worldwide today and incidents are increasing especially in lower and middle income countries.


Video from the US Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) of a caregiver and her husband who is living with Alzheimer's disease

23rd September 2011

Share

Featured jobs

Subscribe to our email news alerts

PMHub

Add my company
AMICULUM Limited

AMICULUM® is an independent global healthcare communications, consulting and learning business with a global team of >220 healthcare communications professionals,...

Latest intelligence

Marketing to healthcare professionals – what’s the key ingredient missing from most campaigns?
What do you think is the difference between a campaign developed to win a share-of-mind with consumers and a campaign designed to gain the attention of healthcare professionals?...
What everyone forgets about good organisational change in pharma
Natasha Cowan speaks to Daphne Chung, Head of Organisational Transformation, to learn how she ensures smooth organisational change that takes all stakeholders into account....
Live from Singapore: Oncology in APAC - Evaluating the opportunity for novel therapies
Live webinar: Tuesday 11th December 2018,16:00 SGT / 17:00 JST...

Infographics