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  • Forum for Elderly Care

    Forum for Elderly Care Forum is a non-profit organisation that was founded to meet the needs and challenges of an increasingly ageing demographic in Sweden and internationally. It has implemented various projects and activities and has also facilitated public-private collaboration in order to engage the stakeholders into the solution building process for a sustainable future and society.

    Forum for Elderly Care initiated the first Dementia Forum X in Stockholm, Sweden on the 18th of May 2015 and is supported by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. The initiative was also organised in collaboration with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, Karolinska Institutet, Forte, Swedish Care International and Svenskt Demenscentrum.

    Forum for Elderly Care is also a founder of the Queen Silvia Nursing Award, a scholarship for nursing students in Sweden, Finland and Poland. The scholarship was founded in 2013 as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden on her 70th birthday. It was created with the intention and purpose to increase awareness of dementia and to focus nursing student’s attention on patients suffering from dementia related diseases. The winning nursing students are chosen as recipients of the scholarship with a goal to find young and driven people with ideas, not impacted by convention, but filled with creative and different perspectives.

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Founding Partner

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  • Swedish Care International

    Swedish Care International is an internationally active Swedish operation that develops, packages and exports Swedish elderly and dementia care. SCI’s vision is to spread knowledge regarding dementia and elderly care that is based on Stiftelsen Silviahemmet’s care philosophy, which is available in the international arena. Swedish Care International is active through multiple activities within dementia and elderly care. These areas, individually and together, create momentous opportunities for extending the provision of adequate care conditions for elderly patients, those living with dementia and caregiving relatives around the world.

    Since 2006, Swedish Care International has trained more than 120 000 people in dementia and elderly care in 8 different countries. By teaming up with local education partners, SCI conveys proper dementia and elderly care knowledge for millions of people around the world. SCI also works with selected partners who represent products and services that clearly contribute to improving conditions for extending good care provision around the world.

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Collaboration partners

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  • Stiftelsen Silviahemmet
    Stiftelsen Silviahemmet was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia on Valentine’s Day 1996. The training of Silvia nurses and training certification of entire care units is combined with broad-based training in practical dementia care for the various categories of staff that are involved in providing care. Silviahemmet endeavors to make an active contribution to the development of good care provision for people with dementia and their relatives.

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  • Karolinska Institutet
    Karolinska Institutet is a world-leading medical university and the home of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, offers master course educations in dementia care for physicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The courses present the latest research in the field of dementia, focusing on diagnosis, disease mechanisms, palliative medicine and treatment.

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    Forte funds research for people’s health, working life and welfare. Forte is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Forte represents the strength and the power that our funding means for the Swedish research community and in the long run the development of the individual and society at large.

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  • Svenskt Demenscentrum
    The Swedish Dementia Centre (SDC) is a non-profit organisation, established in February 2008. The task of creating a national centre for excellence in dementia care was given to two foundations: Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center by the Swedish government and was commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare. SDC became a foundation of its own the 1st of January 2013.


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  • AARP
    AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.

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  • The Swedish Alzheimer's Foundation
    The Swedish Alzheimer’s foundation (Alzheimerfonden) is a charitable fundraising organization. Alzheimerfonden’s primary mission is to support research contributing to ending Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia diseases. Therefore, Alzheimerfonden collects and distributes the money to the most promising research projects. They also provide some support to projects that can make it easier for patients and families living with the disease, while researching for cures in progress.

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  • Alzheimer's Disease International
    Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization. Each member is the Alzheimer association in their country who support people with dementia and their families. ADI’s vision is prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow.

    ADI believes that the key to winning the fight against dementia lies in a unique combination of Global Solutions and local knowledge. As such, it works locally, by empowering Alzheimer associations to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their carers, while working globally to focus attention on dementia. Our board is composed of people from around the world, and our staff team is based in London.

  • Arjo
    Arjo is a global supplier of medical devices, services and solutions that improve quality of life for people with reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. We create value by improving clinical outcomes for patients and enabling a better work environment for healthcare professionals. We thereby contribute to a sustainable healthcare system – always with people in mind.

    The main customers are private and public institutions within acute care and long-term care. The offering includes products and solutions for patient handling, hygiene, disinfection, medical beds, therapeutic surfaces, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention and diagnostics. It also offers services such as training in connection with product sales.

    Arjo sells products and solutions in more than 100 countries, divided into three geographic areas: North America, Western Europe and Rest of the World. There are nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and the head office is located in Malmö, Sweden.

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  • Bioarctic
    BioArctic’s mission is to improve quality of life for patients with diseases in the Central Nervous System.

    BioArctic is a Swedish research intensive biopharma company aimed at developing new treatments that address the causes of diseases that affect the Central Nervous System. These types of treatments are commonly referred to as “disease modifiers”. They affect the underlying disease pathology and can hopefully stop or significantly delay disease progression. This is a large paradigm shift from today’s symptom-oriented therapies.

    BioArctic’s proprietary technology platform, dedicated personnel, collaborations with leading academic research groups and the global pharma industry have made it possible to develop innovative treatments based on antibodies (immunotherapy) for neurodegenerative diseases and a potential treatment for complete Spinal Cord Injuries.

    Our main research areas are Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease where there are large unmet medical needs. Today there are no treatments that can stop or slow down the progression of these diseases. We are also developing a potential treatment for patients affected by complete Spinal Cord Injury and for whom no treatment is currently available.

  • Biogen
    Millions of people around the world are affected by multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Many people also suffer from less common diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). At Biogen, there is a belief that no other disease area holds as much need or as much promise for medical breakthroughs as neuroscience. Biogen engages with physicians and scientific leaders around the world with the aim to further medical research. The focus on neuroscience, a deep scientific expertise and an unyielding courage to take risks makes Biogen leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society.

    Arjo sells products and solutions in more than 100 countries, divided into three geographic areas: North America, Western Europe and Rest of the World. There are nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and the head office is located in Malmö, Sweden.

  • BoKlok
    BoKlok is an accommodation concept developed by Skanska and IKEA. BoKlok develops and builds sustainable housing with good design, function and quality, at a low price. BoKlok builds about 1,000 homes per year and have so far built more than 8,000 homes. BoKlok is responsible for the entire value chain, from product development, project development and production in a factory to the construction, sales and customer relations after occupancy. BoKlok has over 300 employees in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

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  • Dr. Åke Olsson Foundation
    Dr. Åke Olsson Foundation supports hematology researchers at Karolinska Institutet who are at an important, but early stage of their career and are therefore ineligible for more traditional grants. The foundation strives to serve as an initiator for the development of new expertise in the field of hematology.

  • Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health
    Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health is formed by Women’s Brain Health Initiative Canada, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s USA, Alzheimer’s Research UK, and 21st Century BrainTrust® , in order to raise awareness of women’s brain health challenges and significantly expand funding for sex-based brain health research and education, that benefits both men and women.

    The Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health will define a scientific agenda, drive new funding for research, and convene scientific leaders to assure the most rapid and effective scientific strategies in women’s brain health. It will also raise awareness at the public and private level on the urgent health, economic and social tsunami that will result without gender-sensitive focus and investment.

  • Home Instead Senior Care
    Home Instead began in 1994 by serving a handful of families in Omaha, Nebraska. Since those early years, their network has grown to over 1,000 franchises that provide in-home senior care from Topeka to Tokyo. And even though Home Instead leads the world in home care services, Home Instead retains its traditional Midwestern values and always operate from the heart.

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  • Otsuka
    Otsuka is a medical device and pharmaceutical company that develops innovative products within the therapeutic fields of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and central nervous system disorders.  Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan, and one of 21 largest globally. Otsuka has been operational in the Nordic and Baltic regions as of 2001.  The aims of the organisation in Europe are to be the leading concern within their specialist areas, and to be known for their creative attitude and unique, personal customer service.

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  • Skandia
    Skandia is one of Sweden’s biggest independent bank and insurance groups. Skandia offers businesses and private customers financial security through insurance solutions and long-term savings and investments. On the 1st of January 2014 Skandia became a mutual, customer owned company. Since Skandia is independent of large owners they can focus all their energy to create security and a lasting value to their customers.

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  • Öhman
    Öhman is a family owned business that knows the importance of progress. Since 1906 they have continuously explored new possibilities within investments. Constantly focusing on being one step ahead whilst never compromising with quality and control. Always acting on the international arena yet always remaining in close contact with their clients. This philosophy has given Öhman a large network of successful clients that rely on their competence. Today they are entrusted with managing 80 Billion Swedish kronor and offer a wide variety of financial services. Within the Öhman group there are also a number of associated companies. One of these companies is Nordnet, which is one of the leading internet banks in the Nordic region.

  • World Dementia Council

    The World Dementia Council is an international charity established by the G8 (now G7) at the London Dementia Summit in 2013. At the London summit the G8 made historic commitments to improve the lives of people affected by dementia today and to speed up the development of disease modifying drugs so that the first treatment is available by 2025.

    The role of the council is to challenge and support international governmental organisation to realise and accede these 2025 ambitions. Through monitoring progress, identifying what further international action is needed and building, expanding and nurturing global networks we help galvanise global efforts to beat dementia.