Alzheimer's disease research progress in the Mediterranean region: The Alzheimer's Association International Conference Satellite Symposium

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Feb 20. doi: 10.1002/alz.12588. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

As research and services in the Mediterranean region continue to increase, so do opportunities for global collaboration. To support such collaborations, the Alzheimer's Association was due to hold its seventh Alzheimer's Association International Conference Satellite Symposium in Athens, Greece in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held virtually, which enabled attendees from around the world to hear about research efforts in Greece and the surrounding Mediterranean countries. Research updates spanned understanding the biology of, treatments for, and care of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD_ and other dementias. Researchers in the Mediterranean region have outlined the local epidemiology of AD and dementia, and have identified regional populations that may expedite genetic studies. Development of biomarkers is expected to aid early and accurate diagnosis. Numerous efforts have been made to develop culturally specific interventions to both reduce risk of dementia, and to improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

PMID:35184367 | DOI:10.1002/alz.12588

Authors

Claire Sexton
Michele Solis
Judith Aharon-Peretz
Panagiotis Alexopoulos
Liana G Apostolova
Eléonore Bayen
Betty Birkenhager
Stefano Cappa
Fofi Constantinidou
Juan Fortea
Debby L Gerritsen
Hany I Hassanin
Agustin Ibanez
Panagiotis Ioannidis
Elissaios Karageorgiou
Amos Korczyn
Iracema Leroi
Bjorn Lichtwarck
Giancarlo Logroscino
Chris Lynch
Patrizia Mecocci
Jose Luis Molinuevo
John Papatriantafyllou
Sokratis Papegeorgiou
Antonis Politis
Rema Raman
Karen Ritchie
Pascual Sanchez-Juan
Mary Sano
Nikolas Scarmeas
Luiza Spiru
Afroditi Stathi
Magda Tsolaki
Görsev Yener
Ioannis Zaganas
Stelios Zygouris
Maria Carrillo