Dementia landscape project roundtable on technology to take place on 4 March 2021

roundtable in the dementia landscape project series will take place in March to look at the growing role of technology in dementia. It will gather international leaders in the field to explore three themes: technology in prevention and the maintenance of brain health; technology to maintain and improve daily function; and technology that assists in the provision of patient-centred health and social care. A speaker will introduce each of these topics before moving to an open discussion.

Taking place on Thursday 4 March 2021, it will be co-chaired by Jeremy Hughes and Vaibhav Narayan.

The global project is reviewing international progress towards the 2025 dementia goals. At the G8 dementia summit in 2013, governments pledged to work together to advance research, improve care, raise awareness and prevent dementia. Along with workshops we have already held, the roundtables will likewise bring together global leaders to review progress. In 2021 the Council will publish a report on progress towards the 2025 goals.

Other workshops that have been held as part of this series have included the topics of research, which explored biomakers and advances in treatments, care, which assessed the models of care and the burden of caregivers, as well as on prevention, which looked at the state of play around current thinking in risk reduction strategies and lessons from other public health initiatives.