The programme this year takes a new approach, building around the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global action plan on dementia, with diverse international keynote speakers delivering plenary sessions for each of the seven action areas of the plan: increased dementia policy, awareness, risk reduction, diagnosis, treatment, care and support, support for carers, information systems and research. With our high standard of scientific and non scientific content addressed through varied parallel sessions, workshops and symposiums, there are learning and networking opportunities for all delegates.

Guest-of-Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the conference on 19 March 2020.

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Ms. Paola Barbarino (UK) From global plan to national impact; why we all need to do more
To be announced Ageing and human rights in Latin America: a perspective from ECLAC
To be announced Labour rights and dementia

Mr. Chris Lynch (UK) Challenging Stigma – World Alzheimer Report 2019
Mr. Masahiko Yamamoto (Japan) Japan: scaling up awareness of dementia
Mr. Shamil Mohammed (Sri Lanka) Supporting dementia through a friendly environment

Prof. Miia Kivipelto (Finland) Multi-domain prevention: the new treatment paradigm
Dr. Christopher Chen (Singapore) From FINGER to SINGER – the Singapore experience
Prof. Gill Livingston (UK)
Mr. Roman Szydlowski (Sweden) Positive lifestyle changes and lived experience of the multimodal intervention in Mind-AD in Stockholm

Dr. John Morris (USA) Making sense of detection of cognitive disorders: How early is early enough?
Dr. Hamed Al Sinawi (Oman) Social customs, expectations and religion in shaping the care provided
Mr. Michael Schmieder (Switzerland) Architecture and dementia
Dr. Violet Okech (Kenya) Receiving a diagnosis in Africa

Prof. Martin Knapp (UK) The value proposition for dementia care: are we getting it right?
Dr. Wee Shiong, Lim (Singapore) Celebration of caregiving in dementia: Beyond burden to mastery
Ms. Joyce Simard & Prof. Ladislav Volicer (USA) Caregiving in advanced dementia: Hope bereft or hope rekindled

Dr. Alireza Atri (USA) Research development in dementia: updates and advances
Dr. Ki Woong, Kim (Republic of Korea) Health care management systems: the visionary and ground breaking experience of South Korea
Eileen and Dubhglas Taylor (Australia) Hope

Information is accurate at time of publication and is subject to changes.