The Alzheimer Centre Limburg is located at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The centre promotes generating, using and disseminating knowledge on healthy aging, memorynloss and dementia. The centre has expertise in health-economic topics in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Specifically, the centre manages the European’s Joint Programming Actifcare project on access to formal care in dementia and participates in a variety of international projects on cost-effectiveness estimates of future scenarios of anti-AD treatment and advanced diagnostic tests in early stages of AD.
The centre furthermore hosts over 25 researchers focussing on a variety of topics of supporting programs for persons with dementia and informal carers, early diagnosis, health-economics, diagnostic research on biomarkers, imaging and neuropsychology, and care organization.
Ron Handels is a post-doc researcher at the Alzheimer Centrum Limburg and associated to the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden). He is working on health-economic topics in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. His current research focusses on timely access to care (ACTIFcare project) the cost-effectiveness of advanced diagnostics for Alzheimer’s disease and the simulation of costs and consequences of Alzheimer’s disease.
Head the Alzheimer Centre Limburg, in process to be appointed a professorship, psychologist by training. Expert on supporting programs for persons with dementia and informal carers. Board member of INTERDEM. Leading several European projects among which JPND’s Actifcare and Rhapsody.