DementiaHack Toronto 2017
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DementiaHack Toronto 2017

DementiaHack Toronto 2017

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MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street

Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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For more info, please visit http://hackernest.com/dementiahack.

Presented by Facebook, championed by the Canadian and UK Governments, hosted at MaRS, and produced by HackerNest, DementiaHack inspires the creation of life-improving hardware and software solutions for those living with dementia and their caregivers. Join the world's foremost dementia hackathon and help change lives.



‘Dementia’ describes the various neurodegenerative conditions characterized by reduced cognitive function and memory loss. Today, no treatment exists to cure or stop it.

The World Health Organization estimates that 47+ million people live with dementia worldwide.

Global numbers are expected to reach 75 million by 2030. This poses a serious threat to the world’s economies as the funds needed to care for the growing population of those with dementia reaches epic proportions.

Significant effort and funding goes towards the search for a cure, but that may take years, even decades, to come to fruition.

Dementia can be overwhelming; not only for those diagnosed, but also their families and caregivers.

Today, millions of our rapidly aging populations and their loved ones face staggering, often heartbreaking challenges in their daily lives with dementia.

Our focus, however, isn’t pity: it’s practicality.

We partnered with some of the world’s leading dementia experts to distil relevant challenges to guide participants towards the most impactful outcomes. These clearly answer the question: “Who am I helping?” – and will be featured in the most perfect environment for demonstrably effective innovations to emerge: DementiaHack.


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