The two-year Joint Action on Alzheimer Cooperative Valuation in Europe recently published its recommendations

The aim of the ALCOVE, (ALzheimer COoperative Valuation in Europe) project was to improve knowledge on dementia and its consequences, as well as promote the exchange of information to preserve health, quality of life, autonomy and dignity of people living with dementia and their carers in Europe.

19 countries participated in the project, with findings being published in March 2013.  The project’s recommendations focus on the collection of clinical and epidemiological data, diagnostic assessments, approaches to the treatment of behavioural disorders, limiting antipsychotic use, and competence assessments. 

ALCOVE was funded by the European Commission’s Public Health Programme. A number of online videos summarise project aims and progress to date. 

View the recommendations and all the videos at the links below: