First G8 dementia summit

First G8 dementia summit to lead international action on tackling the condition

On 11 December 2013 the UK will host the first G8 dementia summi making the fight against dementia global by challenging the G8 to pursue international coordination and an effective response to tackling the condition.

Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledges that dementia is fast becoming one of the greatest pressures on families, carers and health systems around the world.

The UK government is inviting health ministers from G8 countries to discuss how they can coordinate efforts and shape an effective international solution to dementia.

The summit will aim to identify and agree a new international approach to dementia research, to help break down barriers within and between companies, researchers and clinicians and secure a new level of cooperation needed to reach shared goals faster than nations acting alone.

They will draw on the expertise and experience of the OECD, World Health Organisation, industry, national research organisations, key opinion leaders, researchers and physicians.

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