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Actions for persons with Alzheimer's disease

The European Commission, DG V, has launched a call for proposals for actions for persons with Alzheimer's disease as well as their nursing personnel.

The Commission invites submissions of financial aid applications for projects of a limited period. These projects will aim at promoting the diffusion of best practices and innovative approaches, encouragement and support with information and experience exchanges, and training. Owing to the complex nature of the phenomenon under consideration, especially as regards diagnosis, proposals covering neurodegenerative diseases more broadly will also be examined.

Interested persons, institutes and other organizations are invited to submit proposals for actions for persons with neurodegenerative diseases, as well as their home helps and/or voluntary assistants, in the following areas:

- Data collection and surveys, analyses and strategies, especially with regard to the distinction between Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases;

- Prevention:
. Informing the public and specific groups;
. Promotion of health and health education;
. Promotion of the training of health professionals as well as informal nursing personnel;
. Early diagnosis and screening;

- Studies and exchanges of experiences in care and support measures for families and other nursing personnel;

- Diffusion of best practices and encouragement in the establishment of support structures.

This list is not exhaustive, but merely indicative. Proposals in other areas may also be considered. Actions must be transnational, i.e. involving the participation of at least two Member States and introducing a surplus value for the Community.

The Commission will have ECU 5 million available for the 1996 budgetary year. The Commission's financial contribution to selected projects cannot exceed 70% of the total budget of the action proposed.
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