Swedish professor Tobias Granberg explains Alzheimer's disease at ESA Winter 2022
Who is professor Tobias Granberg?
Tobias is research leader at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, but he’s also a gamer. He has played a lot of Counter-Strike over the years, and now he enjoy playing Nintendo with his son.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that slowly breaks down the brain, starting with memory loss, followed by erratic behaviour and robbing the affected of their personality and ultimately their life.
Who gets Alzheimer’s disease?
Although the disease normally affects people above the age of 65, in early-onset Alzheimer’s, people can be affected in their 50s, 40s or even in their 30s. It could affect your mom, your dad or any family member. So researchers like Tobias and his colleagues around the world are busy at the lab, working at the solution to this deadly disease.
Alzheimer’s is a global challenge
Today over 50 million people around the world are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, making it the leading cause of death that we cannot cure. If we don’t find a cure soon the number of
people with Alzheimer’s disease will triple by 2050.
Hope for a cure
Thanks to your generosity and determination at ESA some breakthroughs have been made the past years. But we still need a game-changer to end Alzheimer’s. We need to break the record. Game on superheroes! Together we can say “Game Over” to Alzheimer’s.
Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation
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