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Is there a joined-up approach to solve the global issue of dementia?

Do dementia researchers across the world talk to each other? Do they share findings and resources? How do we know we’re not spending money on research in the UK that is already being done somewhere else in the world?

These are important questions and while repeating and validating findings is an essential part of the scientific process, research needs to be streamlined and efficient. Why work separately when we can collaborate to make progress faster?

Yesterday, the world’s largest dementia conference kicked off in Washington D.C. The conference is bringing a staggering 4,000 dementia scientists together from more than 60 countries. The aim is to provide a platform for researchers to share ideas, findings and forge new partnerships.

Read more on the dementiablog.org website.