Publicerad: 2024-06-10

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Denna sida är på engelska eftersom eventet för speedrunning drivs av vår samarbetspartner ESA (European Speedrunner Assembly) som har internationella deltagare.

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The Swedish Alzheimer's Foundation was once again the proud charity organization of ESA

European Speedrunner Assembly (ESA) is a series of charity fundraising marathons revolving around speedrunning! For one whole week, amazing gamers present world-class gameplay on Twitch.tv, completing games as fast as possible while raising money for a cause. In 2019, 2021 and 2022 and 2023 the Swedish Alzheimer's Foundation has been the proud charity organisation of the event. In 2022, we broke the record and raised over $100,000 to end Alzheimer's disease! And we did it again in Malmö Sweden, at the ESA Winter 2023 event! At the ESA Summer event we did it again and ESA raised over $100,000 to Swedish Alzheimer's Foundation. We are so happy for this donations and it's means a lot for the research. We hope to do it again at ESA Summer 2024! 

 

Professor Stina Syvänen, Uppsala university Sweden

Associate professor Dag Sehlin, Uppsala university Sweden

Alzheimers was first officially described over 100 years ago and we still do not have a cure for this devastating disease.
Thanks to many generous donors including all of you at ESA, Alzheimer’s research has accelerated the past years. But we still have a long way to go before we finally can say game over to Alzheimer’s. Let’s take the fight against Alzheimer’s to the next level by crushing the donation goal of a hundred thousand dollars.

Can Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented?

It is not certain what causes Alzheimers, but plaques that are blocking the signal path between neurons are the prime suspects. The only way we’re able to eliminate these plaques is through more funding for research advancements. Help us reach the donation goal of hundred thousand dollars and together we can beat Alzheimer’s and say game over.

Alzheimer's Disease is a Global Challenge

While Alzeimer’s still has no definite answer at this time, in recent years researchers around the globe have been exploring how to reduce the risk of developing Alzhiemer’s. It’s been discovered that lifestyle changes such as regular physical exercise and stimulating brain activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Science relevant to prevention and brain health play a vital role in understanding how to beat the disease and these discoveries would not have been possible without funding by donors, such as all of you superheroes here at ESA. With more funding we will be able to make more discoveries. So let’s push Alzheimer’s disease one step closer to a Game Over by reaching the donation goal of a hundred thousand dollars.

There is No Cure For Alzheimer's Disease

In most games, players see the dreaded Game Over screen when they lose. Today everyone loses to Alzheimer’s. It is set to be the 21st century’s leading cause of death that we can not cure. Gamers, streamers, viewers – we need your help. Your support is the one thing that can make us win the fight against Alzheimer’s. Help us reach the donation goal of a hundred thousand dollars and together we will say Game Over to Alzheimer’s.

The Effects Of Alzheimer's on Family Caregivers

Alzheimers is clouded by stigma, fear and prejudice. Oftentimes, the loved one to a patient with Alzheimer’s becomes their caregiver. Caring for your loved one and seeing them change overtime is a journey that is demanding, disheartening and overwhelming. On behalf of all the families affected by the disease let’s reach the donation goal of one hundred thousand dollars so that we one day can say Game Over to Alzheimer’s.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that slowly breaks down the brain, starting with memory loss, followed by erratic behaviour and robbing the affected of their personality and ultimately their life. 

Who gets Alzheimer’s disease?

Although the disease normally affects people above the age of 65, in early-onset Alzheimer’s, people can be affected in their 50s, 40s or even in their 30s. It could affect your mom, your dad or any family member. So researchers like Stina and her colleagues worldwide are busy at the lab, working at the solution to this deadly disease.

Alzheimer’s is a global challenge 

Today over 55 million people around the world are suffering from dementia, making it the leading cause of death that we cannot cure. If we don’t find a cure soon the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will triple by 2050. 

Hope for a cure

Thanks to your generosity and determination at ESA some breakthroughs have been made the past years. But we still need a game-changer to end Alzheimer’s. We need to break the record. Game on superheroes! Together we can say “Game Over” to Alzheimer’s!

Studies suggest playing video games may boost your memory

Just as the rest of our body, we can use our brain to strengthen its vital functions, making us less likely to get affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies suggests that playing video games in moderation can help learning and boost your social skills.  

Whether you’re playing Frogger or Fortnite, the quick decision making and social cognition can stimulate the brain and help create more neurons. 

By the way, you have nearly 100 billion in your head, so use them wisely. 

And hey! More funds are a direct boost for our Alzheimer’s research. 

Thanks to all of you at ESA for your invaluable support and incredible community. Together we can say “Game over” to Alzheimer’s. 

Game on!