Dementia is one of the toughest challenges 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 impact. The estimated cost of dementia is now over 1 billion dollars yearly, a figure that increases every day.

Dementia Forum X is a global initiative to take action on dementia. It is a day of reflections and discussions between a hundred of the world’s leading business executives, policymakers and other stakeholders. Under the patronage of HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, the biennial meeting in Stockholm gathers key stakeholders from different fields.

Dementia Forum X is a biennial event with special Dementia Forum X Working Meetings organized during the years between the main meetings. The first Dementia Forum X was held in 2015 and the second one was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in 2017. From 2018, the meeting is going truly global, and the international version of Dementia Forum X will take place in Tokyo, Japan on April 24th, 2018.

Goal

The goal is to facilitate high-level dialogue on the challenges that dementia-related diseases pose to the global society and to find ways of initiating and supporting collaborations to meet these challenges.

Participants

Dementia Forum X invitees are selected from five key stakeholder groups (finance, business, society, care and research) with the purpose of inspiring dialogue, promoting new ideas and increasing awareness about dementia and the challenges it poses. By teaming up with leading experts from different parts of the global society, Dementia Forum X has the capacity to create a joint understanding of the global effects of dementia.

Organizers and partners

Dementia Forum X is an initiative organized by Forum for Elderly Care and Swedish Care International in collaboration with Karolinska Institute, Swedish Dementia Centre and Forte as well as many other international partners. See the full list of our partners. Explore the results from previous Dementia Forum X meetings: Read more about Dementia Forum X Japan.