Healthcare systems will collapse – a dialogue on Alzheimerj

Researchers have been struggling for decades, trying to figure out the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease. Is there cracks of hope in research? And what are the threats of this disease to society? The world’s most prominent researchers met in Stockholm in March and their message to policy- and decision makers is that the situation is critical. “Healthcare systems will collapse if we don’t find treatment”, says Professor Bengt Winblad, followed by Dr Jina Swartz stating, “The situation is critical”.

Bengt Winblad, Professor of Geriatrics at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at Karolinska Institutet, and a member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet since 1988. Professor Winblad is an honorary professor at several universities, including Beijing University in China. Through the years, he has been receiving a number of awards. Professor Winblad is the world’s most prominent researchers in the Alzheimer field.

Dr Jina Swartz [MB BCh Cum Laude, MSc Med (Neurology), PhD (Cambridge)] is the Executive Director and Neuroscience Therapeutic Area Head for MSD (Merck Sharp and Dohme) European Clinical Development, based in the European Innovation hub in London, UK. Dr Swartz is one of the world’s leading researchers in Alzheimer’s.


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