prof. dr. Ninoslav Mimica, prim. dr. med., spec. psih. (Hrvaška)
Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA,
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb,
University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče
Prof. Ninoslav Mimica, MD, DSc, IFAPA is a professor of Psychiatry at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. He is a President of Alzheimer Croatia and president of Croatian Association for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA. He represents Croatia in Alzheimer’s Disease International, Alzheimer Europe and Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance, and is a active member of numerous domestic and international professional organizations. Currently he is a Head of Department for Biological Psychiatry and Psychogeriatrics at University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče in Zagreb. He is a subspecialist in biological psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. His expertise on various scientific fields such as biological psychiatry, adult psychiatry, psychiatry of older age, psychopharmacotherapy including clinical trials is supported by more than 570 abstracts, articles, chapters and books that he has authored or co-authored.
Croatian Alzheimer Alliance – voice of 30 professional association/NGOs for national dementia strategy
In order to develop a common national strategy to combat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias we believe that the best and most effective way was to form an alliance of interested groups, which would develop and adopt that basic consensus document. Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA and Alzheimer Croatia were the main initiators and endeavored to gain more members to Croatia Alzheimer Alliance (CAA). The initial public invitation to join the CAA was sent to all interested parties, and the associations listed below have joined the CAA as first members: Croatian Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapy, Croatian Society for Neuroscience, Croatian Association of Palliative Medicine, Croatian Society for the Protection and Promotion of Mental Health, Croatian Neurological Society, Croatian Psychiatric Association.
The draft proposal of “The Croatian Strategy for Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease (2015 – 2020)” was assembled by members of the Croatian Society for AD and Old Age Psychiatry and Alzheimer Croatia, enveloped the national specificities on the basis of the existing plans of other countries taking into account the recommendations and advices of Alzheimer’s Disease International and Alzheimer Europe. The draft of strategy was published in the congressional supplement Neurologia Croatica and for the first time was presented and discussed on round table during CROCAD-14 in Brela, Croatia. The second public presentation was during national congress of psychiatrists in Zagreb. During the CROCAD-16 in Tučepi, Croatia several new members joined the CAA so at the moment, altogether, 30 professional associations and NGOs joined the Croatian Alzheimer Alliance.
The public discussion is still going on and we are expecting that during the second half of the year 2017, hopefully the final text of the Croatian National Strategy for Combating AD and other dementias will be adopted and send for publication in journal “Liječnički vjesnik”, an official journal of Croatian Medical Association.