On Wednesday 15 May, The Queen, Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Takamado of Japan and Princess Sofia attended the international Dementia Forum X at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The Dementia Forum X was held for the third time since 2015 in the Bernadotte Library. The forum was attended by more than 100 operational managers, decision-makers, ministers, researchers and other players from around the world to hold discussions, promote new ideas and raise awareness of dementia and its challenges.
During the day, talks were given by representatives from organisations including the World Health Organization, Karolinska Institutet, the Alzheimer's Association, the Global Alliance on Women's Brain Health and Alzheimer's Disease International.
The afternoon included presentations of a number of different projects, news and support aids that the participants were able to try out and share.
The Queen rounded off the day in the Bernadotte Library with a speech in which she said:
"Dementia is one of the largest, most complex and challenging health issues facing humanity today. Therefore, it fills me with hope to see the commitment that exists for this cause.
"For well over two decades, I have been an advocate for improved care and quality of life for people living with dementia and their loved ones.
"Looking back at the time that has gone by, I am grateful for the progress that science has made. Never before have we had so much knowledge about dementia diseases as we do today. And never has there been a greater ambition and determination to fight them."
Read the full speech here.
The day concluded with a guided tour and dinner at the National Museum for the participants.