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UK-Spain conference: The Global Challenge of Dementia

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This conference offers an opportunity to share experiences, discuss strategies and policies and hopefully catalyse new ideas on how best we can face the challenge of dementia.

Both Spain and Britain face the important challenge of ageing populations. In addition to the considerable economic implications, demographic change brings with it a new set of challenges. Illnesses which are more likely to affect older people such as dementia will become increasingly important to researchers, carers and policy makers alike. This conference offers an opportunity to share experiences, discuss strategies and policies and hopefully catalyse new ideas on how best we can face the challenge of dementia.

Three Areas of Focus

Dementia is a challenge for our researchers who are attempting to understand the disease and improve its diagnosis. It is a challenge for our communities and organisations, as we combat the stigma associated with the disease and make life easier for those who suffer from it. And it is a challenge for our carers, families and health systems as we seek to innovate and make life easier for sufferers while ensuring the sustainability of our health and social care systems.

The conference includes panels of experts from both the UK and Spain, giving people working in different areas an opportunity to share their experience and help one another address one of the great health challenges of our time.

Date: 18 March, 2014

Venue: Instituto Carlos III, Avda. Monforte de Lemos, 5, 28029 Madrid, Spain

Nearest Metro: Begoña

On-line Registry

Organised by: Embajada Británica Madrid.

In collaboration with: Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad.

Photos of the event

Sponsored by: Fundación Sanitas.

Programme and Registry

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