Care and support which allows for self-determination
Every year, well over 20 000 people in Switzerland contract one of the various forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and most widely known of these, but there are others. In aggregate, some 110 000 people in Switzerland are currently suffering from these incurable and progressive conditions, which are the most common reason why older people require care today. According to projections by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, a further increase in patient numbers to 350 000 can be expected by 2050.