Rudi Westendorp

As a medical doctor Rudi Westendorp witnesses and helps to cope with the inevitable loss of health and function of older people. As a scientist he unravels the determinants of healthy longevity to make it better for longer. As director of Leyden Academy Rudi promotes a mindset change to accomodate the demographic revolution: not to focus on preventing people from dying but to facilitate vitality for the individual and our society.

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