Stefania Ilinca has always worked in research, focusing primarily on understanding the effects of demographic aging on health and social policy in Europe. For example patterns of care utilization among the elderly, equity and access to long-term care, ageism, and care integration.
Stefania believes that awareness of the social and economic impact of dementia is all but lacking in many Eastern European countries, as are dedicated care and support services.
Bio: Stefania Ilinca has completed a PhD in health economics at the University of Lugano and holds a Master’s degree in Public Management from Bocconi University (Italy). After her post-graduate studies she has worked as a researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna, focusing on understanding the challenges and opportunities posed by demographic aging to health and social policy in Europe.