About Act on Dementia (EU Joint Action DEM2)

A Joint Action to promote the implementation of coordinated actions to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their carers

Full website to follow soon.

Diagnosis and post diagnostic support

These services can improve quality of life. Better care planning facilitated by post-diagnostic support can also reduce health and social care expenditure on preventable hospital visits and residential care admissions.

University of Lyon (France)

Crisis and Care Coordination

Good care coordination and management are essential to ensure the continuing quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, and to avoid unnecessary stressful interventions and confusion in a crisis.

National Institute for Health (Italy) and Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (Netherlands)

Residential Care

A large proportion of nursing and care home residents have dementia. It is therefore important to ensure high quality professional care is provided in these settings. This includes palliative and end of life care, delivered with dignity and compassion.

Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Norwegian Directorate of Health

Dementia Friendly Communities

Communities that are “dementia friendly” can help support people to live more independent and fulfilling lives. Evidence has shown that appropriate support reduces the number of people with dementia being admitted to hospital and delays their entry into care homes.

Department of Health (UK)

Coordination and Dissemination

Resources will be deployed in accordance with the grant conditions and the key deliverable secured. Objectives, activities, results and deliverables will then be shared with identified stakeholders and wider audience on European, national and regional level.

Scottish Government


Evaluating the impact of the Joint Action using appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures will ensure that individual work package deliverables meet an acceptable quality threshold.

Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia