Tomorrow the acclaimed movie ‘Still Alice’ premiers in Sweden. In this gripping movie Julianne Moore depicts the life of a woman who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Portraying a renowned American linguist and her struggles with the disease, this story is based on Lisa Genova’s 2009 novel of the same name.
Today more than 44 million suffer from dementia worldwide a number that will rise to 135 million by 2050.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease needs, and will increasingly demand, vast amounts of resources and expertise. In order to meet the demands that the diagnosis require, investments in care, education, research will be key.
Swedish Care International works to create and spread information in order to improve elderly- and dementia care. As part of this work the Queen Silvia Nursing Award will be held in Stockholm on April 24th where scholarships will be awarded candidates who have submitted ideas on how to progress care of elderly and patients suffering from dementia.