First Krems Dementia Conference, “Timely Detection of Dementia”, 05 – 07th November 2019

09.09.2019 14:54:04 - First Krems Dementia Conference: “Timely Detection of Dementia”
05. – 07th November 2019
Danube University Krems, Austria

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dementia can be very burdensome for persons with dementia and caregivers. A timely diagnosis can support persons with dementia and provide the right treatment at the right time.

Fighting stigma and building awareness within our society and foster collaborations between different countries is necessary to develop optimal treatment models. The contributions of researchers, members of different health professions, self-


help organizations and interest groups as well as persons with dementia and caregivers will be discussed at the

First Krems Dementia Conference: “Timely Detection of Dementia”
05. – 07th November 2019
Danube University Krems, Austria

Conference Language: English

International participants of different professions and disciplines will offer an insight in the results of research studies and their practical activities of different European countries in the East and West.

This conference should outline potential ways for collaboration and coordinated activities in an open forum where possible solutions, best practice models as well as research results will be discussed.

Become a part of this community by contributing as a speaker, as a discussant – or just come and listen and inform yourself!

Topics (examples)

What does timely diagnosis mean?
Pre- and postdiagnostic counselling
Dementia and nutrition – new results
Timely diagnosis in long term care
Stigma fighting and awareness building in different west- and eastern-European countries
Psychology and care
Cooperation between Alzheimer societies and universities /research

Key Note Speakers (confirmed)
Barry Reisberg (NYU Medical Centre)
Bruno Dubois (Salpetiere, Paris)
Iva Holmerova (Charles University, Prag; Alzheimer Europe)
Tobias Hartmann (Universität des Saarlandes)

Workshops (are currently expanded)

Marc Wortmann (Marc Wortmann Consultancy): Awareness building in an international context (workshop)

Primar Dr. Christian Bancher (Horn, Austria): Differential diagnosis of dementia in clinical practice (Differentialdiagnose der Demenz im klinischen Alltag ; Workshop for practitioners in German )

Primar Karl Matz (Danube University Krems): Multidomain risk factors for vascular dementia (German or English upon demand)

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We are looking forward to welcoming you in Krems, Austria!

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Auer, Marc Wortmann and the conference committee

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are proud to invite you to the First Krems Dementia Conference taking place on the beautiful Danube University Campus in Krems/ Austria. In this fascinating environment we want to start an initiative together with persons with dementia, representatives of Alzheimer Asscociations, researchers and policy makers to work on bringing diagnosis services to persons with dementia and their families.

A key issue in many countries is still the low level of diagnosis rates. Austria has a detection rate of 20-30% and in many Eastern European countries, the number might be even lower. Or worse: countries cannot estimate their detection rate as the OECD has pointed out. In countries where detection rates are low, this has to do with a lack of public awareness and little input to the discussion from the scientific community. With this conference we want to find ways to improve the current situation. By developing a common research agenda for the participating countries and discussing practical solutions, we believe we can reach this goal and stimulate a lively discussion. Krems is situated in the magical area of the “Wachau”, perfectly on the rim between East and West. The Danube University offers a role for coordinating and facilitate common efforts in optimizing diagnostic services between these two European regions.

Krems is situated within pictoresque wine hills-some were already used by ancient Romans to grow excellent wine and fruits- its worth a journey!

Till C. Jelitto
Web: http://www.prd.at
Phone: +43 - 1 - 505 70 44


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