Global action against dementia
Dementia is a degenerative condition with no known cure. It is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation!
In March 2012, the World Health Organization published a report "Dementia - A Public Health Priority" that clearly identified dementia as a public health priority.
More recently, UK Prime Minister David Cameron took advantage of his countries presidency of the G8 to host the first event dedicated to seeking a new level of international collaboration to face the global challenge of dementia. Held on December 11, 2013 in London, the G8 Dementia Research Summit concluded with a declaration signed by all G8 countries. It also resulted in the planning of three legacy events to address specific aspects of the global challenge of dementia.
- London, UK (finance and social impact investment, June 2014)
- Canada-France (academia-industry partnerships, September 2014)
- Japan (prevention and care, fall 2014)
- United States (winter 2015)
Canada and France are hosting one of the legacy events that will provide a forum to explore how to take advantage of the new paradigms governing synergies between industry and academia to develop new approaches to dealing with dementias.
- Canada Showing International Leadership at G8 Dementia Summit
- December 11, 2013 G8 Summit on Dementia in London
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