Dementia and cognitive disorders

The EAN Scientific Panel on Dementia and cognitive disorders has the mission to increase knowledge and awareness of dementia among the neurological community in Europe. Dementia is the biggest threat to society and neurologists need to be prepared to face it! The panel/ sub-committee developes evidence-based guidelines, position statements and conducts research in the field of dementia care on a European level.

This  Scientific Panel comprises members from all EAN member countries.

The following tasks have been completed:

I. Development and publication of guidelines

Nobili F, Arbizu J, Bouwman F, Drzezga A, Agosta F, Nestor P, Walker Z, Boccardi M; EANM-EAN Task Force for the Prescription of FDG-PET for Dementing Neurodegenerative Disorders. European Association of Nuclear Medicine and European Academy of Neurology recommendations for the use of brain 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in neurodegenerative cognitive impairment and dementia: Delphi consensus. Eur J Neurol. 2018 Oct;25(10):1201-1217. doi: 10.1111/ene.13728. 

Waldemar G, Dubois B, Emre M, Scheltens P, Tariska P, Rossor M. Diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and other disorders associated with dementia. The role of neurologists in Europe. European Journal of Neurology; Volume 7:133-144; 2000.

Rossor M. (on behalf of the Efns Scientist Panel on Dementia). Dementia and driving: European National guidelines. European Journal of Neurology; Volume 7, Issue 6, page 745, December 2000

Waldemar G, Dubois B, Emre M, Georges J, Mc Keith IG, Rossor MN, Scheltens Ph, Tariska P and Winblad B. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and other disorders associated with dementia: EFNS guideline. European Journal of Neurology; Volume 14, Issue 1, pages e1–e26, January 2007

Hort J, O'Brien JT, Gainotti G, Pirttila T, Popescu BO, Rektorova I, Sorbi S, Scheltens P; on behalf of the EFNS Scientist Panel on Dementia. EFNS guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease. European Journal of Neurology; Volume 17, Issue 10, pages 1236–1248, October 2010

Sorbi S, Hort J, Erkinjuntti T, Fladby T, Gainotti G, Gurvit H, Nacmias B, Pasquier F, Popescu B O, Rektorova I, Religa D, Rusina R, Rossor M, Schmidt R, Stefanova E, Warren JD, Scheltens P, the EFNS Scientist Panel on Dementia and Cognitive Neurology. EFNS-ENS Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of disorders associated with dementia. European Journal of Neurology; Volume 19, Issue 9, pages 1159–1179, September 2012

II. Conduct of surveys

Hort  J, Bartos A, Pirttilä T, Scheltens P. Use of cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in diagnosis of dementia across Europe. European Journal of Neurology. 2010 Jan; 17(1):90-6

Maruta C, Guerreiro M, de Mendonça A, Hort J, Scheltens P. The use of neuropsychological tests across Europe: the need for a consensus in the use of assessment tools for dementia. European Journal of Neurology. 2011 Feb; 18(2):279-85

III. Writing of Position Papers

M. T. Ferretti, J. Martinkova, E. Biskup, T. Benke, G. Gialdini, Z. Nedelska, K. Rauen, V. Mantua, D. Religa, J. Hort, A. Santuccione Chadha and R. Schmidt, Sex and gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease: current challenges and implications for clinical practice: Position paper of the Dementia and Cognitive Disorders Panel of the European Academy of Neurology. European Journal of Neurology; 2020, 0: 1–16

IV. Active Task Forces & ongoing projects

  • Update on Rehabilitation in Cognitive Neurology (Stefanie Clarke/Stefano Cappa)
  • Non-degenerative Cognitive Disorders (Robert Rusina)
  • Early Diagnosis of Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (Jose L. Molvueno)
  • Clinical Trials in Dementia (Jakub Hort)
  • Ethics in AD (Dorota Religna)
  • Driving in AD ( Sokratis Papageorgiou)
  • MCI survey in co-operation with American Academy of Neurology (Philip Scheltens)

V. Planned Projects

  • Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Guidelines will be developed according to the GRADE system (Reinhold Schmidt).

Management Group

Frederiksen, Kristian Steen


Frederiksen, Kristian Steen (MD, PhD, FEBN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nobili, Flavio


Nobili, Flavio (Prof)
Durães, João
Durães, João
Coimbra, Portugal
Georges, Jean
Georges, Jean (Mr)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hort, Jakub
Hort, Jakub (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Schmidt, Reinhold
Schmidt, Reinhold (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tomic, Svetlana
Tomic, Svetlana (Ass. Prof, FEAN)
Osijek, Croatia

Individual panel members

Agosta, Federica
Agosta, Federica (MD)
Milan, 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
Değirmenci, Yıldız
Değirmenci, Yıldız (Prof., MD)
Duzce, Turkey
Dichgans, Martin
Dichgans, Martin (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany
Ferrarese, Carlo
Ferrarese, Carlo (MD, Prof)
Monza, Italy
Filipović, Saša
Filipović, Saša (Prof, MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Filippi, Massimo
Filippi, Massimo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Fladby, Tormod
Fladby, Tormod (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Frisoni, Giovanni B.
Frisoni, Giovanni B. (Professor)
Geneva, Switzerland
Hort, Jakub
Hort, Jakub (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Husain, Masud
Husain, Masud (MD, Prof)
Oxford, United Kingdom
Laczó, Jan
Laczó, Jan (MD, PhD)
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Landis, Theodor
Landis, Theodor (MD, Prof)
Geneva, Switzerland
Papaliagkas, Vasileios
Papaliagkas, Vasileios (MD/PhD)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Popovic, Zvonimir
Popovic, Zvonimir
Osijek, Croatia
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
Rusina, Robert
Rusina, Robert
Praha 2, Czech Republic
Salmon, Eric
Salmon, Eric (Prof.)
Liège, Belgium
Scarpini, Elio
Scarpini, Elio (MD, Prof)
Milan, Italy
Valis, Martin
Valis, Martin (MD, FEAN)
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana (MD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal
Vuletic, Vladimira
Vuletic, Vladimira (MD, PhD, Ass.professor, FEAN)
Rijeka, Croatia
Waldemar, Gunhild
Waldemar, Gunhild (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark

RRFS Member

Bougea, Anastasia
Bougea, Anastasia (MD)
Athens, Greece
Fumagalli, Giorgio Giulio
Fumagalli, Giorgio Giulio (MD)
Milano, Italy
Rauen, Katrin
Rauen, Katrin (MD, FEBN)
Zurich, Switzerland
Scarioni, Marta
Scarioni, Marta (MD)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel (Dr)
Coimbra, Portugal

Institutional panel members

Annoni, Jean-Marie
Annoni, Jean-Marie (MD, Prof)
Fribourg, Switzerland
Araújo, Rui
Araújo, Rui (MD)
Porto, Portugal
Bachynska, Nataliya Y.
Bachynska, Nataliya Y. (MD, Prof)
Bell, Simon
Bell, Simon (Dr, MRCP)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Bouwman, Femke H.
Bouwman, Femke H. (MD)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cerman, Jiří
Cerman, Jiří (MD)
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Di Lorenzo, Francesco
Di Lorenzo, Francesco (MD)
ROma, Italy
Dubois, Bruno
Dubois, Bruno (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Paris, France
Duchshanova, Gulsum
Duchshanova, Gulsum
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Engelborghs, Sebastiaan
Engelborghs, Sebastiaan (MD, Prof)
Brussel, Belgium
Felbecker, Ansgar
Felbecker, Ansgar (MD)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Flöel, Agnes
Flöel, Agnes (MD, Prof)
Franke, Christiana
Franke, Christiana (Dipl.-Med.)
Berlin, Germany
Gregoric Kramberger, Milica
Gregoric Kramberger, Milica (MD, PhD)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Groppa, Stanislav
Groppa, Stanislav (MD, Prof)
Chisinau, Moldova
Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers
Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers (Professor)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hutchinson, Siobhan
Hutchinson, Siobhan (MD)
Dublin, Ireland
Kálmán, János
Kálmán, János (Prof. Dr.)
Szeged, Hungary
Kaubrys, Gintaras
Kaubrys, Gintaras (Prof. MD, PhD.)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Klimkowicz, Alexandra
Klimkowicz, Alexandra
Krakow, Poland
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
Kuzmickiene, Jurgita
Kuzmickiene, Jurgita (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Letra, Liliana
Aveiro, Portugal
Ozbabalik Adapinar, Belgin Demet
Ozbabalik Adapinar, Belgin Demet (MD, Prof)
Papageorgiou, Sokratis
Papageorgiou, Sokratis (MD,Prof)
Athens, Greece
Popescu, Bogdan O.
Popescu, Bogdan O. (Professor, MD, PhD)
Bucharest, Romania
Pouyiouros, Costas
Pouyiouros, Costas (MD)
Priede, Zanda
Priede, Zanda (Assoc.Prof.)
Riga, Latvia
Scheltens, Philip
Scheltens, Philip (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Schmidt, Reinhold
Schmidt, Reinhold (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Schott, Jonathan
Schott, Jonathan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Siuda, Joanna
Siuda, Joanna (MD PhD)
Katowice, Poland
Stefanova, Elka
Stefanova, Elka (MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Stögmann, Elisabeth
Stögmann, Elisabeth (MD)
Tanne, David
Tanne, David (MD, Prof)
Haifa, Israel
Trajkov, Luchesar
Trajkov, Luchesar (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria