Swedish Care International attended the Global Alliance on Women’s Health Round Table discussions that was held in Lausanne, Switzerland on the 15th of December. The Global Alliance on Women’s Health was formed by Women Against Alzheimer’s USA, The Women’s Brain Health Initiative Canada, Alzheimer’s Research UK and 21st Century BrainTrust to raise awareness of women’s brain health challenges.

Today Alzheimer’s prevalence is higher for women than for men; women are more at risk of developing dementia and the symptoms they live with are more severe. Furthermore, women also accounts for a substantial proportion of both formal and informal caregiving.

This was the first Global Allience on Women’s Brain Health meeting in Europe. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Global Action to Drive Innovation in Alzheimers Disease and other Dementias that is arranged by OECD.

Karin Lind-Mörnesten,  Swedish Care International, Astrid Stuckelberger, University of Geneva, Tania Dussey, FOPH Schweiz, Birgitta Mårtensson, Alzheimer’s Disease International, Karin Hellsvik, Biogen

Meryl Comer, Author, Journalist and Alzheimer’s Advocate, USA  

Lynn Poslunds, Founder & President of Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Canada