20 May 2022

Dr. Willemijn Jansen wins talent award & 100.000 euros for dementia research

It is perhaps the most fascinating question in alzheimer's research. What explains the huge differences between people with alzheimer proteins in the brain? 'One person might have these proteins and as a result is in an advanced stage of dementia. In another we see the same amount of damage, but that person does not have symptoms and is in the middle of life, so to speak. Dr. Willemijn Jansen, neuropsychologist, has been working at Alzheimer Centrum Limburg since 2012. Jansen convinced both the public and the jury in her application for the YOR award from Alzheimer Netherlands. This won her 100,000 euros for her research into 'resilience' to Alzheimer's disease.