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The World Dementia Council has launched a new global project to review international progress towards the 2025 dementia goals. At the G8 dementia summit in 2013, governments pledged to work together to advance research, improve care, raise awareness and prevent dementia. They committed to make substantial advances by 2025. The Council itself was established following the summit with the aim of supporting and challenging the international community to deliver on their commitments.

In 2021 the Council, with international partners, will hold a summit to bring together the international dementia community to reflect on the progress made towards the 2025 goals. The gathering, consistent with previous World Dementia Council summits, will bring together politicians, policymakers, academia, industry, civil society and people with dementia and their caregivers.

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The Council will publish and launch a dementia landscape report at the summit, assessing the advancements that have been made. It will identify how governments, international organizations and the dementia community can help accelerate progress. To help inform the report, in 2020 we are holding a number of global workshops with international experts to reflect on where we have come from, where we are now and what the next steps are to help realize the 2025 goals. The workshops will help the Council prepare the report, drawing on the insight from experts in the field.

Since 2013, through the collective efforts of governments, academia, industry, care providers, research funders, advocates and many others, we have made advances in research, care, awareness and prevention. We are on the right path. Our continued collective efforts will help advance the cause. The Council looks forward to hearing from those working across the dementia community as part of this project.

  • Workshop: Research

    Wednesday 18 November 2020

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    Chaired by Dr Maria Carrillo and Professor Philip Scheltens, this workshop covered two themes selected based on their importance in the field: early detection and biomarkers; and advances in treatment. Speakers included Professor Oskar Hansson, Dr Cath Mummery, Dr Eric Siemers and Professor Reisa Sperling.

  • Workshop: Care

    Date TBC

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    This workshop will look at advances in care, and will be chaired by Professor Brian Lawlor, professor of old age psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, and deputy executive director of the Global Brain Health Institute, and Paul Hogan, co-founder and chairman of Home Instead Senior Care, and a member of the World Dementia Council.

  • Workshop: Prevention

    Date TBC

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    The prevention workshop will track progress made on reducing the risk of dementia, and will be led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, professor of psychology and director of the University of New South Wales Ageing Futures Institute, and Professor Philippe Amouyel, general director of Fondation Plan Alzheimer (France), professor of epidemiology and public health at the University Hospital of Lille, and a member of the World Dementia Council.