In 2013, the World Health Organization established the Global Forum on Innovation for Ageing Populations as a platform for diverse stakeholders to exchange information and collaborate on meeting the needs of older people in low resource settings with frugal innovations. Rapid population ageing in low- and middle-income countries is an emergent, unprecedented dynamic with unique implications and opportunities for these societies, as well as for other more aged societies. The Global Forum introduced the first opportunity to link and discuss new evidence of the ageing phenomenon together with the latest social and technological innovations in potentially cost-effective, scalable solutions. The discussions revealed new thinking about designing and adapting effective solutions, as well as the data and evidence needed to encourage further innovation.
This year’s theme, “IMAGINE TOMORROW”, will explore visions of transformation in communities, systems, and technologies for ageing populations worldwide.
Day 3 : Friday, 9 October 2015
1:30 – 3:00 Plenary Session
Dementia, the new frontier
• Yves Joanette, CIHR Institute of Aging
• Chris Underhill, BasicNeeds
• Takehito Tokuda, Dementia Friendship Club
• Bénédicte Défontaines, Aloïs