On Thursday 5 October, the CII will be joining forces with Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) and the Alzheimer's Society to give a lecture on: 'Dementia, how can we insure our futures?', to be held in the Lloyd's Old Library.
This is part of the CII's Insuring Futures programme, which focuses on challenges in society where the insurance profession can make a diff erence. As outlined in the CII Women's Risks In Life report, women are particularly at risk of developing dementia. There are currently 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, which costs the UK £26bn a year and globally, $818bn per year.
Frank O'Neill, CEO UK and Ireland, Swiss Re and a committee member of the IUAD, will introduce the panel, on which CII CEO Sian Fisher will be joined by professor Diane Hanger, professor of neuroscience at King's College London, who will talk about the work the Alzheimer's Society does, and the need for increased funding for dementia research.