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Alzheimer Nederland – Campagne Stop Dementia


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Arno van Gemert sounds the gong. By doing this, executive director Gerjoke Wilmink and teamlead of the national door-to-door collection Arno van Gemert of Alzheimer Nederland ask attention for dementia.

Sooner or later we all have to deal with this brain disease in one way or another. Currently about 280,000 people in the Netherlands have dementia. The expectation is that the number of people with dementia will double to half a million by 2040.

That is why Alzheimer Nederland is running the Stop Dementia campaign. By investing more in scientific research will lead to better understanding of the origins of the disease and bring solutions. Leading scientists expect major breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of dementia within five to ten years.

Recently, for example, there was news on a potential drug Aducanumab. Gerjoke Wilmink: "This is hopefully an important step in Alzheimer's research. A step towards the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, we naturally continue to work to achieve this for all forms of dementia. Because further research is desperately needed. With more research we come closer to a future without dementia for our children and grandchildren."

This week Alzheimer Nederland is having the annual door-to-door collection in the Netherlands. With one goal: to collect as much money as possible for a future without dementia. ‘’Thanks to our collectors, we can continue to invest more in research in the coming years, on the way to breakthroughs to stop this disease’’, says Arno van Gemert.

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