European (JPND) grant for Wiesje van der Flier, Ingrid van Maurik and colleagues from Sweden en France

Project title: ADDITION

Total budget: 1.1ME; Amsterdam 420 kE

Short description of the project: ADDITION will study disease trajectories, care pathways and time to key events along the full disease course of AD, by combining cohorts with different strengths and adding newly collected data on patient relevant outcomes. Second, ADDITION will study the long term cost-effectiveness, economic and societal impact of interventions aimed at improving care outcomes (today) and changing the course of disease (tomorrow).  Amsterdam will be responsible for the work package that models disease progression. If successful, results from ADDITION will contribute to strengthening patient competence in decision-making by providing accurate prognostic information across the entire disease course, and to enabling rational societal decisions on new preventive, therapeutic and care strategies for AD.

The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is the largest global research initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s.