Tag: Dementia

13th August 2015 Toronto, Canada

DementiaHack2015: Solving the challenges of living with dementia

Few people underestimate the scale of the challenge presented by dementia. The latest numbers are so large and terrifying that they start to lose meaning: 44 million people living with dementia worldwide, double this amount by 2030; a societal cost of £26 billion in England, treble this by 2030; 25 % of hospital beds in […]

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4th March 2015 Montreal, Canada

Young Leaders meet in London to tackle dementia

On February 27, the UK Science and Innovation Network organised the last of a series of four Young Leaders events on Dementia. Following similar events in Ottawa, Tokyo and Washington DC, the event in London brought together 45 young delegates from 18 countries in the Locarno suite of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This event […]

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17th February 2015 Montreal, Canada

Global Young Leaders in Dementia: Japanese Event

Again I am not taking credits for this blog. SIN Canada organised the 1st youth event on the 10th September (immediately before the Global Action Against Dementia Legacy Event- GAADLE) to discuss Dementia at the British High Commission.  We facilitated the attendance of two Canadian young leaders (Laura Booi and Felicia White) to the Japanese […]

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13th February 2015 Toronto, Canada

DementiaHack 2014: Video recap

DementiaHack, the world’s first dementia-themed hackathon, took place in September 2014 in partnership with HackerNest. If you don’t have four hours to watch the raw video from the event then here are two- and ten-minute recaps: Look out for a guest post from hackathon winners CareUmbrella in the next few weeks. We also hope to […]

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12th August 2014 Montreal, Canada

Montreal yn croesawu Prif Weinidog Cymru

If you understood this blog’s title, it’s because you have some Welsh language skills! (Translation: Montreal welcomes First Minister of Wales). The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, paid a 48-hour visit to Montreal on 22-24 July to take up an invitation to speak at the 23rd World Congress of Political Science. SIN, UKTI and […]

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25th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

Howard Drake

by Howard Drake

British High Commissioner to Canada

Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’

Dementia is a top priority for the UK and Canada. Today, more than 40 million people worldwide are living with dementia and, with ageing populations this number is set to double every 20 years. The economic costs of this are astonishing, with US$604 B spent in 2010 alone (of which  approximately 70 per cent was […]

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20th March 2014 Toronto, Canada

Hacking technology for dementia

SIN Canada, in partnership with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, will be running an exciting hackathon-type event on dementia in the summer/autumn of 2014. The UK is strongly committed to improving care for people with dementia, launching the National Dementia Strategy in 2009 and the Prime Minister’s […]

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