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Mission

Forum for Elderly Care was founded to meet the needs and challenges regarding the ageing demographic change in the population in Sweden and internationally.

Forum for Elderly Care has implemented various projects and activities and has also facilitated public-private collaboration in order to engage the stakeholders into the solution building process for a sustainable future and society.

Forum for Elderly Care initiated Dementia Forum X project in 2015. Dementia Forum X paves the way for high-level dialogue on the challenges that age-related demographic changes and dementia pose to societies, individuals and healthcare systems alike to forge a more effective global response in meeting them. Under the patronage of HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, the meeting in Stockholm gathers key stakeholders from different fields. Dementia Forum X is a biennial event with special Dementia Forum X Working Meetings organized during the years between the main meetings. The first Dementia Forum X was held in 2015 and the second and the third one was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in 2017 and 2019. In 2018, the meeting transformed into a truly global project, when the international version of Dementia Forum X took place in Tokyo, Japan on April 24th. Another regional meeting Dementia Forum X Seoul is planned in South Korea, in the end of 2020. By teaming up with the leading expertise from different parts of the global society, Dementia Forum X has the capacity to create a joint understanding of the global effects of dementia. Read more: www.dementiaforumx.org

The Queen Silvia Nursing Award is a scholarship for nurses founded in 2013 by Swedish Care International and the Forum For Elderly Care as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden in honour of Her Majesty’s many years of commitment to the quality of care and nursing for the elderly and people with a dementia diagnosis.The purpose of the scholarship is to provide nurses with an opportunity to create something that goes beyond their already valuable work; to give them a platform on which to discuss, innovate and share their ideas and hopes for the future of the nursing profession. The focus of the award is to generate ideas that will improve the care of the elderly as well as benefit people with a dementia diagnosis. At the same time the scholarship aims to raise awareness about the nursing profession and the valuable work nurses have in society at large. The award is currently awarded in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and throughout the University of Washington. Read more: www.queensilvianursingaward.com.