In the Media

Anders Wimo: Guidelines discriminating towards elderly with dementia

2020-10-05

Professor Anders Wimo, member of the NEAR steering board, criticizes the guidelines formulated by Region Stockholm at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. By prioritizing elderly in certain groups for hospital care, those with dementia (who constitute a majority of persons within elderly care living in retirement homes) were left out.

Read the opinion piece in Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish).

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