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.
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.