The Network will have representatives attending the following events and conferences. If you wish to attend and meet other young leaders, please get in touch with the nominated contact.

27th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 2017

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.


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.


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 and other Japanese WYLD members are organising a workshop for network members on evaluation indicators for Dementia Friendly initiatives.

More information on the conference here.

Alzheimer Europe, Copenhagen, 2016

October 2016 | Copenhagen, Denmark

Conference Dates: 31 October – 2 November 2016

Members of WYLD attended this conference to present their own research as well as a poster for the WYLD Global Dementia Friendly Symbol Project. They had an exhibition stand to promote the network and recruit new members.

Read the conference blog here.

Youth Awareness Symposium, 2016

October 2016 | Toronto, Canada

This symposium is an educational event that brings together adolescents and youth dementia leaders, individuals with dementia and/or their carers, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and NGO representatives from across the world to gain new information and insights on emerging dementia issues. The symposium is for students aged 13-18 years old at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

Contact Kristine Newman (CA) the organiser for more information.


Nigeria’s First Dementia Conference, 2016

19 – 22 September 2016 | Oyo State, Nigeria

Conference theme: “Fostering Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Communities within Nigeria – Lessons from our Global Neighbours”. Rebekah Churchyard (CA) attended on behalf of WYLD and presented about the network and about work on the Toronto Seniors Strategy.

Read her blog on the conference here.



G7 Kobe Health Ministers’ Meeting, 2016

10 September 2016 | Kobe, Japan

Japanese WYLD members met with Jeremy Hughes (Alzheimer’s Society, UK) at the G7 Japan Health Ministry Event to discuss common priorities in the field of dementia in Japan and the UK.

Discussions will be continued at ADI 2017.



10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, 2016

31 August – 2 September 2016 | Munich, Germany

Tim Rittman (UK) attended and shared latest findings via the network’s twitter account (@wyldementia).



Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) Conference, 2016

23 – 27 July 2016 | Toronto, Canada

Members of WYLD joined international investigators, clinicians and care providers to hear latest study results, theories and discoveries that will help bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science.

A WYLD Network Meeting was conducted parallel to AAIC 2016.



Living Well With(out) Dementia Conference, 2016

9 – 10 May 2016 | Amsterdam, NL

Conference organised by the Netherlands EU Presidency on dementia. Following the conference, Anja Leist (LU) presented to the Joint Programming in Neurodegenerative disease (JPND) Management team. View Conference Report here.

See the JPND blog on the evolvement and their support for WYLD here.


Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Conference, 2016

21 – 24 April 2016 | Budapest, Hungary

Thirteen members of WYLD attended the conference, with some members supported by travel bursaries from Alzheimer’s Disease International and Cure the Cloud. We had a table top stand to network and attract new members.

A WYLD Network Meeting was conducted parallel to ADI 2016.

See our conference activity on twitter via Storify here.


Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) Conference, 2015

July 2015 | Washington DC, US

William Hu (US) organised a ‘Speed Science Event’ to connect emerging leaders in dementia with established dementia professionals.



DementiaHack, 2015

7 – 9 Nov 2015 | Toronto, Canada

DementiaHack Toronto 2015 was presented by Facebook; supported by the UK government, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The event was hosted at George Brown College‘s Waterfront Campus; and produced by HackerNest.

See our write-up for more information on the innovative and exciting DemenitaHack event.



Deltaplan Dementia – Young Leaders in Dementia Challenge You

October 2015 | Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Marjolein Van Der Marck (NL) and Janne Papma (NL) organised a workshop for dementia professionals attending the conference to discuss problems in awareness and care for people with dementia and to propose solutions.

Recommendations were taken to the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).