The World Dementia Council will meet in full for the 15th time later this week. This particular meeting of council members will be, like most other gatherings at the current time, be conducted in a virtual setting due to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.
Council members and associate members will gather this Friday 31 July 2020 to discuss the many continually pressing issues faced by people living with dementia and their carers, and the impact of Coronavirus on the efforts of the international dementia community in the year ahead. Reviewing the WDC’s work over the past year, WDC15 should prove a good opportunity to consider options going forward to ensure dementia remains a top health priority and progress towards the 2025 goals is not hindered.
The meeting will take place alongside AAIC20, which this year is chaired by WDC member Philip Scheltens, director of the Alzheimer's Center Amsterdam University Medical Centers. He offers some optimistic anticipation in his recent blog ahead of the conference’s opening, which will begin this nonetheless important and exciting gathering for scientists, researchers, policymakers, people involved in care and people living with dementia alike.