Global action against dementia

Background

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.

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.

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