Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. This week SCI is participating in the 8th Iberoamerican congress on Alzheimer’s Disease which this year focuses on aging and longevity.
Brazil is among the countries with the fastest growing population over 60 years of age. Rio de Janeiro State has the country’s highest population density of elderly individuals and its capital, the City of Rio de Janeiro, is known for having the highest concentration of individuals above age 60. The population of the globally famous neighborhood of Copacabana, for instance, is comprised of 35% of individuals in this age range. Therefore the location of this years congress is highly relevant and offers a inspired starting point for discussion.
One of the key focuses for SCI is to participate in the global dialoge on dementia. The type of exchanged offered in these global meetings are not only inspiring but also offer real opportunities for developing and finding solutions to the future challenges of an aging population. During the visit SCI has had a chance to participate in the International Longevity Forum (ILC) that is arranged by Brasilias largest insurance company with focus on discussing the challenges of aging. In addition, SCI have held talks on “Tools for age and dementia friendly societies” during the conference.