Putting Dementia on the Map – The G8 Summit on Dementia

Written by Active Minds on Wednesday the 11th of December 2013.

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G8 DEMENTIA SUMMIT DECLARATION:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265094/G8_DEMENTIA_SUMMIT_DECLARATION.pdf

Other useful G8 Dementia Summit links:

  • Independent article on the leading nations pledging significant increases in funding amount spent on dementia research

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/g8-dementia-summit-leading-nations-pledge-significant-increase-in-amount-spent-on-research-8998830.html

  • An award winning film made by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, ‘Getting to know the person with dementia: the impact of diagnosis’. The film won its category (Best Factual New Media) at the Older People Media Awards 2013 and introduces 6 people who have been diagnosed with dementia

http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/video-player.asp?v=gettingtoknowthepersonwithdementia

  • PDF Programme of the Dementia Summit

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/media.dh.gov.uk/network/353/files/2013/12/G8-Dementia-Summit-Programme.pdf

  • Department of Health – G8 Summit Page

http://dementiachallenge.dh.gov.uk/2013/12/09/programme-for-g8-dementia-summit/

  • BBC article from first day of the G8 Dementia Summit – “By the end of this Parliament we will have doubled the money going into dementia research, so there is a real increase happening, and we have put £0.5bn into additional support for carers.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25318194

  • Guardian article about how we might learn lessons from France’s inspirational dementia plan that views the patient as an individual

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2013/dec/11/g8-dementia-summit-improve-care-uk

  • Independent article on PM’s pledges for G8 Summit – “If we are to beat dementia, we must also work globally, with nations, business and scientists from all over the world working together as we did with cancer, and with HIV and AIDS.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/g8-dementia-summit-pm-pledges-to-double-funding-for-research-by-2025-8996377.html

  • Telegraph article about David Cameron’s plans to use his speech at the G8 summit to announce a new brain scanning technique to be introduced on the NHS

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10509845/NHS-scan-to-rule-out-Alzheimers.html

  • Article by Beth Britton in The Huffington Post on what she hopes the summit will achieve

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/beth-britton/g8-dementia-summit_b_4354901.html

  • A video by the Alzheimer’s Society  – People with dementia speak out about their hopes for dementia research and the G8 Summit on Dementia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QTzieJ7ZSM

  • A video by the Alzheimer’s Society  following the lives of Derek, a man with dementia, and his wife, Yvonne, who has survived cancer, ‘A cure for Derek?’ highlights the lack of advances in dementia research compared to cancer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Us9EDHejHE&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=promoted&utm_campaign=curedementia

  • A video of Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia in NHS England, talks about the current position on dementia and the Dementia G8 Summit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDVVtVwtl_4

  • A video by the Department of Health on the impact of dementia on people and their loved ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9uRbJuw8w

  • A Podcast – Coming out of the shadows – Professor Simon Lovestone, Institute of Psychiatry, sets out what he hopes the Summit will achieve, the challenges of developing new therapies for dementia, and the real possibilities of one day preventing this devastating disease.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/news/podcasts/Comment-podcasts/G8-Dementia-Summit.aspx

  • A daily blog about older people and their place in British society

http://theagepage.typepad.com/

  • Follow all the live updates and discussions on the G8 via Twitter with the hashtag #G8dementia

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23G8dementia&src=hash