Dementia and cognitive disorders

General information about sub-specialty

This sub-speciality concerns the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and dementia with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases. Cognitive disorders may impair various cognitive domains, including memory, perception, language, social cognition, attention, and executive functions. At the stage of dementia, cognitive impairment interferes with the normal activities of daily living. The diagnosis of cognitive disorders relies on neurological examination, neuropsychological testing, structural (MRI) and functional (PET) brain imaging, amyloid and tau positron emission tomography (PET), and fluid biomarkers. Family history collection and genetic screening are essential for the diagnosis of hereditary forms of dementia. Dementia research is investigating new blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, new radiotracers for PET, effective tools to detect early cognitive decline, genetic and environmental risk factors, preventive strategies, and targeted molecular therapies.

About the EAN Scientific Panel Dementia and Cognitive Disorders

The dementia and cognitive disorders scientific panel (SP) is responsible for promoting scientific and educational activities of the European Academy of Neurology related to the topic of dementias. The SP is active in the development of guidelines that provide a unified European framework for the diagnosis and management of neurocognitive disorders and related issues. The members of the SP collaborate to produce scientific contributions on international peer-reviewed journals. Among the ongoing collaborative efforts of the SP there are a global consensus initiative for Alzheimer’s disease, a European study on the biomarker-based diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), an ongoing review on dementia and COVID-19, and the preparation of guidelines on physical activities and exercise in dementia with the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS). The SP has contributed to the Neurology Updates available on the EAN website, and to the Scales and Scores collection. This year, the SP have organised two teaching courses, one symposium, and one focused workshop on the topic of dementia and neurocognitive disorders, contributed to a EAN Regional Teaching Course (Moscow, Russia) as well a joint symposium with the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) at the 2021 EANM Annual Congress. Junior Residents and Research Fellows Section (RRFS) members are actively involved in the scientific activities of the Panel. The SP management group organizes meetings approximately five times a year to update on ongoing projects and discuss new proposals.

Management Group

Frederiksen, Kristian Steen

Co-Chair

Frederiksen, Kristian Steen (MD, PhD, FEBN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tomic, Svetlana

Management Group Member

Tomic, Svetlana (Ass. Prof, FEAN)
Osijek, Croatia
Aarsland, Dag

Management Group Member

Aarsland, Dag
London, United Kingdom
Georges, Jean

Alzheimer Europe representative

Georges, Jean (Mr)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Saleh, Youssuf

RRFS Representative

Saleh, Youssuf (Dr.)
Oxford, United Kingdom
Stefanova, Elka

Management Group Member

Stefanova, Elka (Professor)
Belgrade, Serbia
Tomic, Svetlana

Co-Chair

Tomic, Svetlana (Ass. Prof, FEAN)
Osijek, Croatia

Individual panel members

Abdellatif, Doaa
Abdellatif, Doaa (Dr)
Cairo, Egypt
Agosta, Federica
Agosta, Federica (MD)
Milan, Italy
Bergman, Noa
Bergman, Noa (MD)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Boban, Marina
Boban, Marina (Professor)
Zagreb, Croatia
Calvo, Andrea
Calvo, Andrea (MD, PhD, AssProf, FEAN)
Torino, Italy
Cappa, Stefano F.
Cappa, Stefano F. (MD, Prof)
Pavia, Italy
Chabriat, Hugues
Chabriat, Hugues (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Paris, France
Chakhava, George G.
Chakhava, George G. (Assoc.Prof.)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Clarke, Stephanie
Clarke, Stephanie (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Colosimo, Carlo
Colosimo, Carlo (MD, FEAN)
Terni, Italy
Değirmenci, Yıldız
Değirmenci, Yıldız (Prof., MD)
Istanbul, Turkey
Dichgans, Martin
Dichgans, Martin (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany
Filipovic, Sasa
Filipovic, Sasa (Prof, MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Filippi, Massimo
Filippi, Massimo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Frisoni, Giovanni B.
Frisoni, Giovanni B. (Professor)
Geneva, Switzerland
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
Hort, Jakub
Hort, Jakub (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Praha 6, Czech Republic
Husain, Masud
Husain, Masud
Oxford, United Kingdom
Laczó, Jan
Laczó, Jan (MD, PhD)
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Luca, Antonina
Luca, Antonina (MD)
Catania, Sicilia, Italy
mosa, ahmed
mosa, ahmed (Dr)
Mansoura, Egypt
Nedelska, Zuzana
Nedelska, Zuzana (MD, M.Sc.)
Prague, Czech Republic
Öz, Didem
Öz, Didem (Associate Professor)
Izmir, Turkey
Papaliagkas, Vasileios
Papaliagkas, Vasileios (Associate Professor)
Thessaloniki, Greece
PARDINI, MATTEO
PARDINI, MATTEO (MD)
genova, Italy
Popovic, Zvonimir
Popovic, Zvonimir
Osijek, Croatia
Portela Moreira, Isabel
Portela Moreira, Isabel (Neurologist)
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Rektorova, Irena
Rektorova, Irena (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Religa, Dorota
Religa, Dorota
Stockholm, Sweden
Rossor, Martin N.
Rossor, Martin N. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Salmon, Eric
Salmon, Eric (Prof.)
Liège, Belgium
Santana, Maria Isabel Jacinto
Santana, Maria Isabel Jacinto (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal
Scarmeas, Nikolaos
Scarmeas, Nikolaos (MD)
Athens, Greece
Schott, Jonathan
Schott, Jonathan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Shiner, Tamara
Shiner, Tamara (MD)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Shpilyukova, Yuliya
Shpilyukova, Yuliya
Moscow, Russian Federation
Struhal, Walter
Struhal, Walter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tulln, Austria
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana (MD, PhD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal
Versijpt, Jan
Versijpt, Jan (MD PhD, Prof)
Brussel, Belgium
Vuletic, Vladimira
Vuletic, Vladimira (MD, PhD, Ass.professor, FEAN)
Rijeka, Croatia
Waldemar, Gunhild
Waldemar, Gunhild (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Wojtecki, Lars (MD, Prof)
Kempen, Germany

RRFS Member

Antonioni, Annibale
Ferrara, Italy
Bax, Francesco
Bax, Francesco
Udine, Italy
Bonomi, Chiara Giuseppina
Rome, Italy
Bougea, Anastasia
Bougea, Anastasia (MD)
Athens, Greece
Cabreira, Verónica
Cabreira, Verónica (Dr)
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Cuffaro, Luca
Cuffaro, Luca (MD)
Milan, Italy
Dębiec, Aleksander
Warsaw, Poland
Di Donna, Martina Gaia
Rome, Italy
Dobri, Ana Maria
Dobri, Ana Maria (MD)
Bucuresti, Romania
Durães, João
Durães, João
Coimbra, Portugal
Gossye, Helena
Gossye, Helena
Antwerp, Belgium
Hendrickx Van de Craen, Elisabeth
Hendrickx Van de Craen, Elisabeth (PhD student, MD)
Antwerpen, Belgium
Ibrahim, Abubaker
Innsbruck, Austria
Laczó, Martina
Laczó, Martina
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Maranzano, Alessio
Maranzano, Alessio
lanciano, Italy
Moro, Meryem
Marrakesh, Morocco
Oliveira, Tiago
Lisboa, Portugal
Passaretti, Massimiliano
Passaretti, Massimiliano
Roma, Italy
Pozzato, Mattia
Pozzato, Mattia (Resident)
Milano, Italy
Pozzi, Federico Emanuele
Pozzi, Federico Emanuele (Dr.)
Monza, Italy
Rauen, Katrin
Rauen, Katrin (MD, FEBN)
Zurich, Switzerland
Russo, Mirella
Chieti, Italy
Scarioni, Marta
Scarioni, Marta (MD, FEBN)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele
Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele (MD)
Milan, Italy
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel (Dr)
Coimbra, Portugal
Terryn, Joke
Terryn, Joke (Dr.)
Herent, Belgium
Toniolo, Sofia (Dr)
London, United Kingdom
VOSKOU, PANAGIOTA
VOSKOU, PANAGIOTA (Dr)
Chalkida, Greece

Student Member

Student Member

Aygün, Gürçay
Çorum, Turkey

Student Member

Bassey, Esther
Uyo, Nigeria

Student Member

Chim, Sher Ting
Mulgrave, Australia

Student Member

Cowle, Melody
Hampton, United Kingdom

Student Member

Cruz da Silva, Lesly Hyorrana
Salvador, Brazil
Gosch Berton, Giovanni

Student Member

Gosch Berton, Giovanni (MS)
Passo Fundo, Brazil

Student Member

Heesen, Philip
Kilchberg (ZH), Switzerland

Student Member

Jelmoni, Alice
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Student Member

Kaisari, Ioanna
Korydallos, Greece

Student Member

Leite Guedes, Idrys Henrique
Campina Grande, Brazil

Student Member

Mädke Brenner, Augusto
Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Malvaso, Antonio

Student Member

Malvaso, Antonio
Milano, Italy

Student Member

Muili, Abdulbasit (Mr)
Ibadan, Nigeria

Student Member

Nabizadeh, Fardin
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Student Member

Novais, Aurea
Salvador, Brazil

Student Member

Park, Lucas
São Paulo, Brazil

Student Member

Pasquini, Chiara
Pavia, Italy

Student Member

Pepys, Jack
Milan, Italy

Student Member

Popadynets, Viktoriia
Kraków, Poland

Student Member

Thakur, Rishmita
Mumbai, India

Partner Society Representatives

Georges, Jean

Alzheimer Europe representative

Georges, Jean (Mr)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Chen, Christopher

AOAN Representative

Chen, Christopher
Singapore

Institutional panel members

Araújo, Rui
Araújo, Rui (MD)
Porto, Portugal
Audronyte, Egle
Audronyte, Egle (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Avasilichioaei, Mioara
Avasilichioaei, Mioara
Bucharest, Romania
Bachinskaya, Natalia (Prof.,MD, Head of the Department)
Kyiv, Ukraine
Bachynska, Nataliya Y.
Bachynska, Nataliya Y. (MD, Prof)
Kiew, Ukraine
Balanuta, Tatiana
Balanuta, Tatiana (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Bouwman, Femke H. (MD)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cerman, Jiří
Cerman, Jiří (MD, PhD)
Prague, Czech Republic
Christou, Yiolanda
Christou, Yiolanda
Nicosia, Cyprus
Cinar, Nilgun
Cinar, Nilgun (MD)
?stanbul, Turkey
Ciolac, Dumitru
Ciolac, Dumitru (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
de Mendonça, Alexandre Valério
de Mendonça, Alexandre Valério (MD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal
DE MENDONCA, ALEXANDRE
Di Lorenzo, Francesco
Di Lorenzo, Francesco (MD)
Rome, Italy
Dubois, Bruno
Dubois, Bruno (MD, Prof)
Paris, France
Engelborghs, Sebastiaan
Engelborghs, Sebastiaan (MD, PhD)
Brussel, Belgium
Felbecker, Ansgar
Felbecker, Ansgar (MD)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Flöel, Agnes
Flöel, Agnes (MD, Prof)
Germany
Franke, Christiana
Franke, Christiana (Dipl.-Med.)
Berlin, Germany
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
Gregoric Kramberger, Milica
Gregoric Kramberger, Milica (MD, PhD)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Grontvedt, Goril Rolfseng
Grontvedt, Goril Rolfseng (MD, Consultant neurologist)
Trondheim, Norway
Guekht, Alla
Guekht, Alla (MD, Prof)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers
Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers (Professor)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hutchinson, Siobhan
Hutchinson, Siobhan (MD)
Dublin, Ireland
Ioannidis, Panagiotis
Ioannidis, Panagiotis (MD)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Kálmán, János
Kálmán, János (Prof. Dr.)
Szeged, Hungary
Kaubrys, Gintaras
Kaubrys, Gintaras (Prof. MD, PhD.)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Kolber, Pierre
Leudelange, Luxembourg
Konstantinidis, Vasilios
Konstantinidis, Vasilios (Mr.)
Athens, Greece
Kostiks, Andrejs
Kostiks, Andrejs (Dr.)
Riga, Latvia
Kovács, Tibor
Kovács, Tibor
Budapest, Hungary
Kresojevic, Nikola (MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Krikmann, Ülle
Krikmann, Ülle (MD)
Tartu, Estonia
Levická, Petra
Košice, Slovakia
Manvelyan, Hovhannes
Manvelyan, Hovhannes
Yerevan, Armenia
Marra, Camillo
ROMA, Italy
McGrath, Emer
McGrath, Emer (Prof)
Ballinrobe, Ireland
Neumann, Eileen
Zurich, Switzerland
Nous, Amber
Brussels, Belgium
Ozbabalik Adapinar, Belgin Demet
Ozbabalik Adapinar, Belgin Demet (MD, Prof)
Turkey
PARIENTE, Jérémie
PARIENTE, Jérémie
Pietruczuk, Aleksandra
Pietruczuk, Aleksandra (MD)
Lublin, Poland
Popescu, Bogdan O.
Popescu, Bogdan O. (Professor, MD, PhD)
Bucharest, Romania
Pouyiouros, Costas
Pouyiouros, Costas (MD)
NICOSIA, Cyprus
Priede, Zanda
Priede, Zanda
Riga, Latvia
Rejdak, Konrad
Rejdak, Konrad (Prof.)
Lublin, Poland
Remes, Anne
Remes, Anne (MD)
Oulu, Finland
Sánchez-Valle, Raquel
Barcelona, Spain
Sando, Sigrid Botne
Sando, Sigrid Botne (MD, PhD)
Scheltens, Philip (MD, Prof)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Schmidt, Reinhold
Schmidt, Reinhold (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Schott, Jonathan
Schott, Jonathan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Sheardova, Katerina
Sheardova, Katerina (MD, PhD)
Brno, Czech Republic
Sidorovich, Emiliya
Sidorovich, Emiliya
Minsk, Belarus
Stefanova, Elka
Stefanova, Elka (Professor)
Belgrade, Serbia
Stögmann, Elisabeth
Stögmann, Elisabeth (MD)
Vienna, Austria
Tanne, David
Tanne, David (MD, Prof)
Haifa, Israel
Traykov, Latchesar
Traykov, Latchesar (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria