The Nordic Network in Dementia Diagnostics (NIDD)

NIDD aims to harmonise diagnostic working methods for dementia, and contribute to earlier and enhanced diagnostics.

Dementia is one of the most common mental diseases. It increases dramatically with the aging of the Nordic population. At the same time, more younger people are being diagnosed with dementia. Early diagnostics is crucial, but unfortunately the actual causes of dementia are discovered far too late in the disease process.

A multidisciplinary consortium of nine research groups from five Nordic countries and Lithuania strive to enhance the knowledge on the causes of dementia and to enhance diagnostic methods.

Based upon the research carried out by the participating groups, the network focuses on recruiting PhD students and transferring the achieved new knowledge about dementia diagnostics. All participant groups are involved in the publishing of the results.

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Facts about the project
Project manager

Lars Olof Wahlund, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

lars-olof.wahlund@ki.se

Funding scheme
Researcher networks
Duration
2009-2012