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Summit programme


The G8 Dementia Summit is being held at Lancaster House in London on 11th December 2013. Delegates include G8 Ministers, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and charities.


The summit aims to agree what can be done to:

  • stimulate greater investment and innovation in dementia research
  • improve the prevention and treatment of dementia
  • improve quality of life for people with dementia


Speakers at the summit include:

  • Jeremy Hunt, secretary of State for Health
  • Peter Dunlop, who is living with dementia
  • Dr Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Yves Leterme, deputy secretary general of The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


The topics for discussion during the day include:

  • improving life and care for people affected by dementia and their carers
  • preventing and delaying dementia
  • social adaptation to global ageing and dementia


You can watch the summit live
The summit will be streamed live from 9am GMT on 11th December. You can watch it on the Dementia Challenge site. There will also be a live blog providing a written commentary alongside the video streaming.
For updates on Twitter follow #G8dementia and these accounts:

  • @DHgovuk
  • @Number10gov
  • @G8

 

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