Organized by


Forum for Elderly Care Forum For Elderly Care 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.

For more information, please visit:



Founding Partner


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.

For more information, please visit:



Collaboration partners


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.

Karolinska Institutet

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.



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.


Svenskt Demenscentrum

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.





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.


Aleris logo


Aleris is one of the leading private health care providers in Scandinavia. Aleris operates in several areas within healthcare including special care, primary care, elderly care as well as psychiatric care and housing to young people and adults. Aleris’ mind-set is to constantly improve their operations. By cooperating and sharing experiences with the private and public sector as well as listening to innovative ideas from their employees, they search for both minor and larger adjustments to advance in their operations. With competent employees, curiosity and a constant will to develop, these ideas are implemented in practice.



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.



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.


Cambio Healthcare Systems

Cambio Healthcare Systems is a company that delivers products and services to the e-healthcare market. Cambio is one of the largest suppliers in Scandinavia and is a growing player in the European market, with more than 100,000 users across general and university hospitals, health centres and specialist units. Cambio is growing continuously and now have roughly 400 employees in their offices in Linköping, Stockholm, Aarhus (DK), Reading (UK) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Many of these employees have considerable experience in the healthcare sector. Since 1993, Cambio has focused its expertise and capacity on realising its vision of creating a comprehensive IT support system for the entire healthcare system.



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.


Getinge Group

Getinge Group is a leading global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences. The aim is to be the most desired medtech company in the world. Passion for life is Getinge’s brand promise. The company is built on a genuine compassion for people’s health and well-being. Based on first-hand experience and close partnerships, Getinge provides innovative healthcare solutions that improve every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.

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.




Lilly unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.


Northern Horizon

Northern Horizon Capital was founded in 2001, the company is the result of a merger in 2011 between BPT Asset Management and Evli Property Investments. Northern Horizon is a member of INREV, SIPA and GRESB, as well as a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. Their investors are some of the leading financial institutions and private wealth capital including pension funds, insurance companies, banks, asset managers, corporate investors, charity foundations and family offices. Currently Northern Horizon manages 6 real estate funds and 3 separate accounts for its institutional investor clients.



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.


As a research-focused healthcare company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and healthcare professionals – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment, and treatment monitoring. Doing now what patients need next.




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.



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.