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

Wienke relaxing on the beautiful Northern coast of Germany

SPOTLIGHT on Wienke Jacobsen: Master of Dementia Strategies…and Robots?

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Our next SPOTLIGHT focuses on the newest member of the World Young Leaders in Dementia Steering Group, the bubbly and enthusiastic Wienke Jacobsen from  Germany. If you’ve been anywhere with…

X-prize Alzheimer's disease team


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As members of the World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD), we are each emerging professionals committed to finding sustainable dementia solutions for both the care and the cure side of…

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International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG, San Francisco, July 23rd-26th 2017) is the world congress of gerontology and geriatrics. Over 6,000 people attended this event, all sharing in…

Latest Events

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.