The first follow-up conference to last December’s G8 Summit on Dementia took place recently in London to encourage leading nations to follow the commitments made in 2013.

The Global Dementia Legacy Event on Finance and Social Investment was held in London on 19 June 2014 and is the first of four global Legacy events that follow the G8 Dementia Summit.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) used the event to launch the world’s largest study group for research into dementias. In total two million people will take part in the £16 million project – called the UK Dementias Research Platform – led by the MRC in addition to support from partners pharmaceutical giants and smaller biotech companies.

Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) also unveiled at the event a new “Defeat Dementia” campaign aiming to raise aiming to raise a minimum of £100 million over the next 5 years to defeat dementia and increase research innovation.

You can watch recordings of the full proceedings at the link below:

(see the question to Phillippe Amouyel, Chair of the JPND Management Board at 1:07:26 in the Session 2 video)