Dementia is a major public health issue in Wales. Approximately 42,000 people in Wales have dementia. It is most common among older people – dementia affects one in twenty over the age of 65 and one in five over the age of 80. As we face a growing ageing population the need for Government, academia, the NHS and many other support organisations to work together to address this issue becomes ever more important.

Following hot on the heels of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales, Vaughan Gething’s announcement of £5.5 million for digital priorities within the Welsh NHS, and the Wales Audit Office report on NHS Infomatics, this event will bring together a diverse panel to give their insights into this important and timely discussion.