Alzheimer and other Neurodegenerative Diseases
The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is the largest global research initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases. JPND aims to increase coordinated investment between participating countries in research aimed at finding causes, developing cures, and identifying appropriate ways to care for those with neurodegenerative diseases.
Neurodegenerative Diseases is one of the 'grand challenges' which faces EU society. Grand challenges are issues such as climate change, food and energy security. Realistically they are beyond the capacity of any individual country to resolve, and would benefit from a co-ordinated approach to research.