A global dialogue on psychosocial research in dementia is taking place on 26 October 2021 and will gather international leaders to discuss this area of focus as part of the dementia landscape project. This dialogue will be led by Professor Anthea Innes, director of the Salford Institute of Dementia, University of Salford and Professor Huali Wang, director of the Dementia Care and Research Center, Peking University Institute of Mental Health.
Tuesday 26 October 2021
06:00 PDT San Francisco | 08:00 CDT Chicago | 09:00 EDT New York | 14:00 BST London | 15:00 CEST Central Europe
Professor Anthea Innes
Anthea Innes is a social scientist who has specialised in dementia for around 25 years. She became the University of Salford’s first Professor of Dementia in June 2016 and also took on the role of the Coles-Medlock Director of the Salford Institute for Dementia. The Institute brings together innovative research across the University to find ways of helping people live well with the condition. She worked at the University of Bradford as a Research Project Officer with the Bradford Dementia Group, where she also completed her PhD. She then worked as a Research Fellow and then a Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling where she introduced the first worldwide postgraduate online programme in Dementia Studies. In 2011, she became a Professor at Bournemouth University where she launched and directed the Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI). Anthea is a renowned leader in rural dementia care research and has led numerous public engagement and dementia awareness projects.
Professor Huali Wang
Dr Huali Wang is Professor and the Chair for Clinical Research, Director of the Dementia Care and Research Center, and Associate Director of Beijing Dementia Key Lab, Peking University Institute of Mental Health. She established the first dementia caregiver support group in China in 2000. Now she directs a training program for community doctors and service providers, and a train-the-trainer program for dementia caregivers support in China. She published five books on dementia care, including Smart Caregivers, China Memory Clinic Guideline and Practice Manual on Psychological Support for Older Adults. The care model has been partly adopted by WHO West Pacific Regional Office to develop the toolkit for community-based dementia care in low- and middle-income countries. Dr Wang is leading the National Platform on Clinical Dataset and Biobank of Major Mental Disorders. In regard to biomarker research of Alzheimer's Disease, she found that ApoE4 allele potentially modulates the hippocampal connectivity and the brain functional connectome.
Other dialogues in the series
To inform the dementia landscape report, the Council has hosted global dialogues for international dementia leaders focusing on key themes of research, care and prevention that were identified at the London dementia summit in 2013, as well as on additional key themes and new policy priorities that we have agreed to highlight in the report. See below for other upcoming dialogues.