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Global Meeting Of The Minds Tonight (tickets are free)
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:02 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020

A Meeting of the Minds: Global Perspectives of Dementia: what are the priorities?

Dementia Alliance International

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Event Details

Dementia Awareness Month 2015

Global Perspectives of Dementia:

What are the priorities?

Guest speaker: Mr. Glenn Rees, AM, Chair, Alzheimer’s Disease International

About Glenn Rees: Glenn has worked at senior levels in the British and Australian Public Services. In Britain he worked as Private Secretary to senior Ministers, in the Cabinet Office and in Economic Departments. In Australia since 1976 he has worked in program and policy areas including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Employment and Training, Aged Care, Disabilities, Housing and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. He was Chair of the Nursing Homes and Hostels Review in 1986 and was involved in implementing the first wave of aged care reforms. He was CEO of Alzheimer's Australia from 2000 -2014. During his time as CEO the Dementia Initiative was implemented in 2005 with $320 million over 5 years; important funding commitments made to tackle dementia in the 2012 Aged Care reforms including timely diagnosis, acute care and dementia risk reduction and $200 million committed to dementia research in 2014. Dementia is now a National Health Priority Area. He has been a member of many Government advisory committees and an active member of the National Aged Care Alliance. He became Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International in April 2015 and is an independent Board Member of Parkinson’s Australia.

Topic: Global Perspectives of Dementia: what are the priorities?

The 2015 World Alzheimer’s Report sets out a call to action and some conclusions and recommendations as listed below, found at the end of the report under Final Conclusions and Recommendations. How should people with dementia think about these? What are the priorities from a consumer perspective? The objective of this presentation and discussion is to help frame some thoughts, which will guide ADI and DAI in their partnership and work.


September 16, 2015 (USA/UK/CA/EU)

September 17, 2015 (Australia/NZ/Japan/Indonesia)

Start Time (USA/CA/UK/EU):

  • 3.00 p.m. Pacific Time (San Francisco) and Arizona (Phoenix);
  • 4.00 p.m. Mountain Time;
  • 5.00 p.m. Central Time;
  • 6:00 p.m Eastern Time
  • 11.00 a.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii;
  • 11.00 p.m. in the UK;
  • 12.00 midnight in Paris and Budapest.

Start time (Australia/NZ/Japan/Indonesia):

  • 7.00 a.m. Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane;
  • 7.30 a.m. Adelaide;
  • 5.00 a.m. Perth;
  • 9.00 a.m. Auckland, NZ;
  • 6.00 a.m. Tokyo, Japan;
  • 5.00 a.m. Jakarta, Indonesia.

The WEBINAR will run for approximately 1-1.5 hours.

To find out the start time in your city, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?p1=5&iso=20150917T0730&msg=Meeting%20of%20the%20Minds%20Global%20Perspectives%20of%20Dementia%3a%20what%20are%20the%20priorities%3f%20&ah=1&am=30&low=4

You will receive an email confirmation that contains instructions on how to join the Webinar

We hope to see you on September 16/17, 2015!

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:24 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020

It was a great meeting with Glen Rees from Alzheimer's Disease International. He discussed the World Alzheimer's Report 2015, what their organization felt the issues still were, and global impact.

It was hosted by Dementia Alliance International and Katie Swaffer, the amazing blog writer.

Both organizations are talking about partnering with Alzheimer's Scotland. Apparently, they are setting a very good model for how to help those with the diagnosis.

I guess in the European countries there is talk about a year's guarantee, which I am taking to mean for the person dx'd and caregiver (like stipend) so that they can do what they need to do (I take to mean without working).

As always it is great to see and talk with people with dementia and their advocates from around the world, always makes me feel a little less alone with all this.

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