Otsuka To Co-Host Tech Pitch Competition For Dementia Solutions

Ten innovators from around the world will participate in the first-ever AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia. The competition will showcase a wide range of technology solutions that address the many challenges faced by people living with dementia. Each finalist will deliver a fast-paced, five-minute presentation to a panel of expert judges who will select a winner.  The Global Council on Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD), an initiative created by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., is co-hosting the event with AGE-WELL NCE Inc. The finalists were chosen by a group of experts in dementia and Alzheimer’s including physicians, researchers, caregivers, and industry leaders.  Products being pitched range from those that aim to improve communication between family members and healthcare providers to those that provide transportation and safety through home monitoring and advanced tracking devices. The pitch event will be held at the Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street W, Toronto, Saturday, July 23 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. EST. The event is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Aging2.0, AGE-WELL NCE, the Ontario Brain Institute, and the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. For more information about the event, visit http://agewell-nce.ca/archives/4414 July 2016     01US16EUC0076