Knowledge stops Dementia

The relevance of dementia becomes clear in these statistics: 1.5-2.0 million people affected in Germany, 10 million in Europe and 35.5 million worldwide in 2016. The forecast for 2050 is 115 million worldwide. How can dementia be prevented and what lifestyle-oriented forms of treatment are available? How and where do I gain competence on these topics?

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Knowledge stops Dementia

The relevance of dementia becomes clear in these statistics: 1.5-2.0 million people affected in Germany, 10 million in Europe and 35.5 million worldwide in 2016. The forecast for 2050 is 115 million worldwide. How can dementia be prevented and what lifestyle-oriented forms of treatment are available? How and where do I gain competence on these topics?

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What is Dementia?

“Dementia” is a generic term for over 60 previously known forms of memory impairment; the best-known and most common form is “Alzheimer’s dementia”.

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Lifestyle and Brain & Body

Neither the age nor the genes are the cause of Alzheimer's disease, but a deficit in various aspects of life, which usually only becomes apparent in old age. And how is all this connected?

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Practical guide

First aid for

"ENDANGERED"

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First aid for

"RELATIVES"

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First aid for

"CAREGIVERS"

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Maria Beatriz Harouche, MD

Maria Beatriz Harouche Vieira is a neurologist certified by the Board of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. She worked for 9 years treating patients with neurological diseases and was team coordinator of the neurology department at Hospital Rios D'Or - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil until the end of 2015. She has a broad practical and theoretical background in the treatment of neurological diseases. She has been working with the Academy of Human Medicine since 2018 and coordinates the international part of the "Knowledge stops Dementia" project.

Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Groß-Steinmeyer

Kerstin Groß-Steinmeyer is a certified food chemist. She worked for several years in experimental research, the last years in collaboration with Prof. David L. Eaton at the University of Washington in Seattle. The focus of her most recent studies was on the protective effects of phytochemicals against carcinogenic mycotoxins. Since her return to Germany in 2005, her attention has been increasingly focused on her family, and thus also on the implementation of her knowledge in everyday life. With the ambition to use her knowledge therapeutically, she is currently in training to become an alternative practitioner. Since the end of 2019 she has been working with the 'Akademie für menschliche Medizin' and is currently coordinating the project 'Kompetenz statt Demenz'.

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