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

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 LynchPatrizia 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, G. rsev Yener, Ioannis Zaganas, Stelios Zygouris, Maria Carrillo

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1957-1968
Number of pages12
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Issue number10
Early online date2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes

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