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Dementia - how can we insure our futures?


Publication date:

05 October 2017

Last updated:

08 November 2018


Sian Fisher

In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) London Market lecture Sian Fisher & Professor Diane Hanger talked about one of the largest challenges we face in society - the increasing number of people suffering from Dementia. As a nation, we are unprepared to deal with this issue.

The number of people suffering from dementia is rising rapidly with a significant proportion of these being women who are often less prepared to deal with the repercussions. As a nation, we are unprepared to deal with dementia so we need to unite to be better equipped to face these challenges head on.

This forms part of the CII's 'Insuring Futures' programme. We focus on challenges in society where the insurance profession can make a difference.

The Insurance Against Dementia campaign is a first in its kind to bring the sector together to actively work to tackle a wider social problem as one. We encourage everyone to support this vital initiative.

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • How an aging population is leading to a greater number of people suffering from dementia
  • Women, making up a larger proportion of the elderly, are particularly at risk with 61% of people with dementia being women
  • How you can make a difference by supporting Insurance United Against Dementia

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Duration: 29 minutes.

This document is believed to be accurate but is not intended as a basis of knowledge upon which advice can be given. Neither the author (personal or corporate), the CII group, local institute or Society, or any of the officers or employees of those organisations accept any responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the data or opinions included in this material. Opinions expressed are those of the author or authors and not necessarily those of the CII group, local institutes, or Societies.