World Young Leaders in Dementia

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

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Fresh Perspectives

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

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Contributing to Dementia Strategies

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

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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

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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…

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Dementia in sub-Saharan Africa: increasing evidence highlighting the current and future burden.

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Dr Maëlenn Guerchet, King’s College London (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, UK) @mmguerchet The worldwide dementia epidemic is now well recognised, and the burden brought by dementia symptoms is…

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Opportunity for scholarships to the 2nd Global Brain Health Institute Conference

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The Global Brain Health Institute is looking for people early in their career to attend their conference on a scholarship program. An excellent opportunity for WYLD members. The Global Brain…

Latest Events

32nd Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference (ADI) Conference 2017

April 2017 | Kyoto, Japan

Conference Dates: 26 – 29 April 2017

Anja Leist (LU) is representing WYLD on the ADI 2017 Scientific Programme Committee and Miharu Nakanish (JP) on the International Advisory Board for the conference.
Miharu is organising a workshop for network members attending the conference.

More information on the conference here.


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.


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