Online event: Addressing dementia among people with a migration background – From diagnosis to EU policy actions

Addressing dementia among people with a migration background – From diagnosis to EU policy actions

28th September,  2 pm – 3:30 pm CET

Watch the recording here

In collaboration with the European Policy Centre, EFID organised a policy debate to contribute to raising awareness about the importance of creating dementia services and policies that are accessible to all, including people with a migration heritage.

People living with dementia with a migration background are potentially more exposed to difficulties in accessing appropriate and timely care. A lack of culturally appropriate services or stigma are but a few elements hindering access. In a Europe that is growing ever more diverse, how can we ensure that health and care policies are inclusive and accessible to all?

At this event, speakers addressed current knowledge gaps around access to care for people from a migration background in Europe. They also discussed best practice in promoting culturally sensitive and inclusive health and care services, as supported over the past 10 years by the European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia.

Speakers:

Gerrit Rauws, Director, King Baudouin Foundation

Bernadette Klapper, Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung

David Truswell, Chair, Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity

René Thyrian, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Rostock/Greifswald

Dianne Gove, Director for Projects, Alzheimer Europe

John F. Ryan, Director, Public health, country knowledge, crisis management
DG for Health & Food safety, European Commission

The debate was moderated by Lieve Fransen, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre