Dementia is our fastest growing public health problem, causing both major human suffering and enormous social costs. Every year about 25 000 people in our country are taken ill and the total  number of people with dementia in Sweden is estimated at about 160 000. The annual societal cost of dementia is estimated at over SEK 63 billion. In other words, we cannot afford not to invest in research on these diseases.

Researchers in the Swedish Brain Power cooperates in a number of projects to increase the understanding of what causes neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer ‘s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The objective is to contribute to as early diagnosis and treatment as possible. A project usually involve researchers in various scientific disciplines at several research centers in Sweden.

The research of the Swedish Brain Power is organized into nine areas. To read more about each research area, follow the links in the left-hand column. Here you will also find the responsible coordinators in each research area.

At the bottom of the left column, we have listed all scientific publications in the Swedish Brain Power, and links to theses. If you are looking for a specific publication, thesis or researcher use the search function in the menu bar at the upper right of the page.

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