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


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…


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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