World Young Leaders in Dementia

WYLD: A network of passionate, young professionals working across disciplines and borders to develop innovative dementia solutions.

Fresh Perspectives

Bringing creative brainstorming, fresh perspectives, and novel solutions to the dementia field.

Contributing to Dementia Strategies

Incorporating the latest innovations in technology and research to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.

Enabling a Culture of Collaboration

Providing a platform for idea exchange and shared projects to enable a culture of collaboration among the next generation of leaders in dementia.

Latest News & Blogs


Alzheimer Europe Conference: Join the WYLD Parallel Session

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WYLD is organizing a parallel session at the 27th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Berlin "Care Today, Cure Tomorrow" ( 2-4 October 2017)  to bring together members of our network and...
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SPOTLIGHT on Claire Baker: the dementia-friendliest Kiwi?

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This is the first in out spotlight series, focusing on members of the World Young Leaders in Dementia. We aim to highlight the great work that is being done around…


ADPD 2017: Finding common ground between Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

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Dr Clare Walton from Alzheimer’s Society in the UK and a member of the WYLD Steering group reflects on her experiences at the ADPD 2017 conference held in Vienna from…

Latest Events

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), 2017

July 2017 | London, UK

Conference Dates: 16 – 20 July 2017

Follow-up workshop of the Japanese ADI event in April to produce a report on evaluation indicators for Dementia Friendly initiatives. WYLD Meeting details T.B.C.

More information on the conference here.

27th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 2017 Alzheimer-Europe_frontpage_teaser

October 2017 | Berlin, Germany

Conference Dates: 2 – 4 October 2017

Organised by Alzheimer Europe, in collaboration with the Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft in Berlin. This year’s conference will be held under the motto “Care today, cure tomorrow”.

WYLD is organising a parallel session to bring together members of our network and other young people to seek ambitious and novel perspectives on building dementia friendly communities.

More information on the WYLD Session here.

Join us in creating a better world for those living with dementia,

their families and their communities.