WORLD YOUNG LEADERS IN DEMENTIA

Working across disciplines and borders to develop innovative dementia solutions

THE NETWORK

The World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD) is a network of passionate, young professionals working across disciplines and borders to develop innovative dementia solutions.

We are millennials from clinical, academic, care, advocacy and commercial backgrounds who have united to improve the lives of people with dementia across the globe.

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Our membership represents over 29 countries across six continents.

HOW WE FORMED

WYLD emerged from a series of legacy meetings following the 2013 G8 Dementia summit.

The UK Science & Innovation Network invited emerging leaders working in diverse fields of dementia to meet at events held in Ottawa, Tokyo, Washington DC and London.

Together, we developed a draft a set of proposals to present at WHO’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in March 2015. This process sparked a number of new research collaborations and creation of the WYLD network.

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Tackling  the challenges of dementia together in the 21st century.

OUR MISSION

Together, we will create a better world for those living with dementia, their families and their communities.

We will do this by:

  • Bringing creative brainstorming, fresh perspectives, and novel solutions to the dementia field.
  • Contributing to new dementia strategies that incorporate the latest innovations in technology and research to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.
  • Providing a platform for idea exchange and shared projects to enable a culture of collaboration among the next generation of leaders in dementia.

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Dementia is a global problem.
WYLD aims to advance the development of global solutions.

OUR STRUCTURE

All WYLD members support the network by volunteering their time and expertise. 

We have a steering group to provide strategic direction for the network’s activities and additional roles to lead specific work streams and projects.

STEERING GROUP MEMBERS:

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Clare Walton (UK)

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Laura Booi (CA)

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Anja Leist (LU)

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Tim Rittman (UK)

Heather Snyder (US)

ADDITIONAL ROLES:

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Advisor
(Ex-Steering Group Member)
William Hu (US)

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Advisor
(Ex-Steering Group Member)
Kristine Newman (CA)

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Web Development
Lead

Melissa Chan (SG)