On November 8th, our President, Dr. Alexandre Kalache met for a third time with HRH Queen Silvia of Sweden. Queen Silvia is a global champion of issues relating to dementia and speaks very candidly about her own family experiences. Raised in São Paulo she has a special affinity with Brazil. Kalache keynoted at the Dementia in Focus meeting in São Paulo on the subject of preparing urban spaces to become more dementia-friendly. The meeting was organised jointly by the German Beneficiary Society and the Swedish Consulate-General in São Paulo. There will be a follow-up meeting in Stockholm in May next year.