The Third Global Dementia Legacy Event, in Tokyo, took place between Wednesday November 5th – 6th 2014. Topics covered included innovative care solutions, assistive technology, and some further discussions about modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The recently launched “Dementias Platform UK (DPUK)” received a mention.
Some early transcripts of UK contributions to the debate are available; further translations from international participants are expected shortly.
Dementia care experts discuss innovation and sustainable care in Tokyo. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council, November 6th 2014.
Discussions in Europe on Removing Barriers to Innovation in Drugs Development
Pharmaceutical regulators from ten countries met in Geneva in November for to discuss the scope of existing laws and regulations to support dementia research and drugs development. Regulators participating included the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), regulators from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Pharmaceutical regulators meet for urgent talks on dementia. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge, November 10th 2014.