The World Dementia Council was established by the G8 (now G7) after the Dementia Summit held in London in December 2013. It is a UK based charity led by a strategic council of global dementia leaders. The council has 24 members drawn from around the world as well as associate members representing governments and international organisations such as the OECD and WHO.

The Council meets twice a year. Since it was established the council has met thirteen times to review the international dementia agenda and progress towards the 2025 ambitions. Council meetings are attended by council members and associate members and invited observers. 

  • WDC13

    The Council met in London on 8th October 2018 and agreed to host with Wellcome and Janssen Neuroscience a Dementia Summit in December 2018.

  • WDC12

    The Council met in Tokyo on 13th and 14th March 2018 to review international work to realise the 2025 ambitions. 

  • WDC11

    WDC11 met in London on 20th and 21st July 2017

  • WDC10

    WDC10 met in Paris hosted by the OECD on 27th and 28th February 2017