Every second three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. However, reaching the diagnosis takes a long time, on average around 14 months. In people under the age of 65 even 4 years. Patients cannot (yet) count on healing, there are only drugs that slow down the symptoms. At the Brightlands Health Campus in Maastricht, researchers are looking for ways to speed up diagnostics and to gain more insight into the course of the disease. The ultimate goal: to find a medication and translate the way of research to other diseases.

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.