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21 September 2013: World Alzheimer Day

17 Sep 2013 | By INSERM (Newsroom) | Event | International day

The 20th World Alzheimer’s Day is to be held on 21 September 2013. The main aim of this international day is to reflect on ways to improve the quality of life of patients and carers.

Today, over 850,000 people are living with this disease.

This day was the occasion for the Alzheimer Foundation, hosted by Inserm, to launch its app for smartphones and pads. The “Alzheimer Foundation” app, which is already available on Google Play and will soon be on Apple Store, is for everyone – patients, families, healthcare professionals, researchers and the general public. Its aim is to inform, comment on and share the latest changes and breakthroughs for managing and researching into the disease, and do this directly and continuously.

For the 20th Alzheimer’s Day, the Claude Pompidou Foundation awarded its prize to Luc Buée for his work on lesions found in the brains of Alzheimer patients, and particularly on neurofibrillary degeneration.
For further information on this work, please contact Luc Buée, director of the “Alzheimer and Tauopathies” team from the mixed research unit 837 (Inserm/Université Lille 2/Université Lille Nord de France).

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