We hereby invite representatives of the media to participate and cover the 2nd Dementia Forum X, which will be held at the Royal Palace, Stockholm on the 18th of May 2017, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.
About Dementia Forum X
Dementia Forum X is a global initiative to take action on dementia. A hundred of the world’s leading stakeholders will participate from five identified key sectors: finance, business, society, care and research. The high set goal is to create an understanding of the global effects of dementia and to be an accelerator for creativity, new initiatives and sustainable actions at local, regional, national and international levels.
The forum is patroned by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and attendees will hear from various globally influential stakeholders, amongst which are Åsa Regnér (the Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality in Sweden), Surya Kolluri (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), George Vradenburg (Chairman of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s) and Professor Miia Kivipelto (Karolinska Institutet). Other special guests to attend Dementia Forum X include H.M. Queen Sofia of Spain and H.R.H. Princess Sofia of Sweden. The day will be moderated by Nisha Pillai, a former BBC World News presenter.
Dementia Forum X is organized by Forum for Elderly Care in collaboration with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, Karolinska Institutet, Svenskt Demenscentrum, Swedish Care International and Forte. Other Dementia Forum X partners include: AARP, Aleris, Alzheimerfonden, BoKlok, Cambio Healthcare Systems, Dr Åke Olssons Stiftelse, Eli Lilly, Getinge Group, Home Instead Senior Care, Northern Horizon, Otsuka, Roche, Skandia and Öhman.
Dementia is one of the toughest challenges we face today. More than 47 million people are affected by dementia, a syndrome caused by physical changes in the brain that severely affects memory and other mental abilities. This number is expected to double by 2030 and reach beyond 130 million people by 2050. Dementia does not only affect the patients, their families and caregivers, but it also has a huge economic effect. The estimated cost of dementia is $818 billion dollars, a figure that increases every day.
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