CALLS have been made for Alzheimer’s to be recognised as a European health priority.
Malcolm Harbour, a Solihull resident and West Midlands Tory MEP, has signed a Written Declaration in the European Parliament calling for it to be made a priority.
Mr Harbour said: “Across Europe our populations are aging. While the extra years can be a joy for many, the problems of old age are becoming more prevalent.
“One of the most severe and difficult of these problems is Alzheimer’s. The disease and the misery it brings do not respect national boundaries but I hope that if the nations and governments of Europe work together we may come up with solutions.
“I want the EU and the governments of the EU nations to promote research into the disease, particularly into its causes, prevention and treatment.
“We need to ensure that the disease is diagnosed early and make effective drug therapies available.”