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Gong marks World Alzheimer’s Day


With regards to World Alzheimer’s Day, VUmc Alzheimercenter opens trading. CEO and neurologist Philip Scheltens sounds the gong in the presence of doctors and researchers working at the center.

Dementia affects every 1 out of 5 people and 70% of the cases are caused by Alzheimer’s. Dementia is the disease that entails the highest costs for our society and is currently still incurable. In the Netherlands, dementia is the fastest increasing disease, adding a new patient every 15 minutes. Only scientific research can bring us closer to a solution. At VUmc Alzheimercenter research is conducted on Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia, particularly at a young age, in order to find a cure for this future epidemic.

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