- A Global Action on Dementia Dementia is one of the toughest challenges of today, with over 46 million (46,8) people affected worldwide. This number is expected to reach 131.5 million by 2050 and will surpass 150 million people by 2050. Dementia does not only affect the patients, their families and caregivers, both emotionally and financially, but it also has a direct effect on the world economy with a yearly average cost of 818 billion US dollars, a figure that increases every day. It is estimated to become a trillion dollar disease by 2018. Dementia Forum X strives for a broader collaboration between executives from all parts of the global community to target this mounting health crisis.

Goals:

Dementia Forum X has set the following goals in order to make our joint contribution meaningful:
  • Definition of challenges
  • Identification of solutions
  • Take action
Dementia Forum X was  organised for the first time in May of 2015 and was patroned by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. The initiative was organised in collaboration with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, The Karolinska Institute and Forte. Dementia Forum X was and is to be a day of reflection and includes discussions between a hundred of the worlds leading business executives, policy-makers and other stakeholders – in short, individuals who together can make a difference. The participants are selected from five identified key sectors; finance, business, society, care and research. By teaming up with the leading expertise from different parts of the global society, Dementia Forum X has the capacity to create a joint understanding of the global effects of dementia. Furthermore, Dementia Forum X will be an accelerator for creativity, new initiatives and sustainable actions towards a better tomorrow. Dementia Forum X also enables interaction and communication with a broader audience through our corresponding global digital platform dementiaforum.org.

2017:

The 2nd Dementia Forum X was organised at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the 18th of May 2017. The ambition of the meeting was to follow up on the conclusions and initiatives from 2015 and to jointly target unmet needs related to dementia disease on a global level. Like the first Dementia Forum X, invitees were selected from key stakeholder groups with the purpose of inspiring dialogue, promoting new ideas and increasing awareness related to dementia and the challenges it poses to societies around the world. The results of discussions are presented in this summarizing ebook.

The DFx Team, Stockholm May of 2017.