Societal Aspects of Dementia

This working group is looking at the societal consequences of neurodegenerative conditions. How to organize society and health care to guarantee good quality of life for people with dementia, by taking into account autonomy, security, respect, and social integration? What needs to change in society's general attitude towards dementia to make this possible? This working group is taking into account not only quality of life and life experiences, but also the public image of dementia, the organization and financing of health care, the legal position of people with dementia, new housing arrangements etc.


For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation